Features panel discussing on-the-job threats received, accessing information and safety concerns for journalists
Join Eastern Kentucky University’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter for a panel discussion with the “Guardians of Kentucky” as part of First Amendment Week celebrations.
Moderated by John Nelson, editorial director of Landmark Community Newspapers, the program takes place Monday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. in Combs 318 on Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond campus.
These journalists and editors from across the Commonwealth will speak on threats they have received on the job, retribution against newsrooms, challenges when accessing information and safety concerns of journalists in the era of “fake news.”
Jeff Vanderbeck, Appalachian News-Express
Ben Carlson, The Anderson News
Ryan Craig, formerly of the Todd County Standard and current Kentucky Kernel adviser
Abigail Whitehouse, Interior Journal
Miranda Combs, WKYT
First Amendment Week sponsors include the Society of Professional Journalists, Eastern Progress Media Network and EKU’s Department of Communication and Department of Government.