All Presentations Are Free and Open to the Public
Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 13, 2014) — The recipients of the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism will speak about their areas of expertise in a daylong series of master classes on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The presentations will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Missouri School of Journalism. All of the classes are free and open to the public.
Keeping Sources Secret in a Surveilled Society
9:30-10:45 a.m., Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall
The Guardian, a 193-year-old newspaper with the third-largest English-speaking newspaper website in the world, receives 100 million unique browsers to its website each month. From its beginnings in 1821 as a four-page weekly publication, the Guardian’s scope has expanded beyond its British daily national newspaper roots and is now a leading global digital media brand. The Guardian broke world-exclusive stories by publishing National Security Agency’s documents leaked by Edward Snowden and was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the highest accolade in U.S. journalism, for public service. In April 2014 the Guardian was named newspaper of the year and won the top digital prize at the British press awards. The Guardian will be represented by James Ball, special projects editor for Guardian U.S.
The Wrong Theory
9-10 a.m., Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute
WIRED, an outlet that illuminates how technology is changing people’s lives, reaches more than 30 million people each month through WIRED.com, the digital edition, the magazine, social media and live events. WIRED has won 14 National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence, the industry’s highest honor, four times. In 2014, WIRED was recognized with six National Magazine Award nominations, five Webby Award wins and 12 Society of Publication Design Awards. WIRED was also named the “Brand to Watch” by Advertising Age and featured in Adweek’s 2013 Hot List as “The Hottest Magazine in Digital.” Features editor Mark Robinson will represent WIRED.
The Real Question IS…
10-11 a.m., Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute
Audie Cornish, co-host of NPR’s award-winning show “All Things Considered,” has reported on issues from financial industry policy to legalization of same-sex marriage. Prior to hosting “All Things Considered” alongside Robert Siegel and Melissa Block, Cornish served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Before moving into that host position in the fall of 2011, Cornish reported from Capitol Hill for NPR News, covering issues and power in both the House and Senate and specializing in financial industry policy.
How to Know What You’re Doing When Nobody Else Does
11 a.m.-noon, Fred W. Smith Forum
Steve Kopcha, BJ ’63, one of advertising’s most notable creative leaders, has worked for some of the world’s leading agencies and with some of the world’s leading brands. Kopcha was named executive vice president, chief creative officer of D’arcy Masius Benton and Bowles/Detroit and member of the worldwide Board of Directors. Kopcha has been honored by the Wall Street Journal as a member of the elite Creative Leaders and was the first creative director ever named to the Board of Directors of the Adcraft Club of Detroit. Kopcha then served as senior vice president, creative planner at the Detroit office of McCann-Erickson before returning to the Missouri School of Journalism to teach advertising courses. He retired in 2010 and is an associate professor emeritus.
The Run-On of Time
2-3 p.m., Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute
Eugene Richards, an acclaimed documentary photographer, filmmaker and writer, has created works on many topics, including the plight of the mentally disabled, the changes in the Arkansas Delta and the human cost of the Iraq war. Among numerous honors, Richards has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Kraszna-Kraus Book Award, the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club, three Canon Photo Essayist Awards and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Journalism Award for coverage of the disadvantaged. A film written and directed by Richards, “But, The Day Came,” was named Best Short Film at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. His photographs have been exhibited in more than 40 solo shows in the United States and abroad.
How to Practice Honest Journalism Amid Corruption, Revolution and War
2-3 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall
The staff of the Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s leading English-language newspaper since 1995, has led the charge for a free press in Ukraine and has held true to the highest ethical standards embodied in its motto of “Independence, Community, Trust.” Often called the “World’s Window on Ukraine,” the Kyiv Post staff consists of an international, multilingual team of Ukrainian and Western journalists. The weekly newspaper offered vital exclusive coverage of corruption scandals under former President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2004), including the 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze, for which Kuchma was implicated but never put on trial. Online readership increased dramatically with the Kyiv Post’s coverage of the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2013-14 EuroMaidan Revolution, the Kyiv Post was the single most-quoted Ukrainian source of news in the six-month period after Nov. 21, 2013, when Yanukovych triggered the revolution that toppled him by backing out of a political and economic association agreement with the European Union.
Evolving Ethical Standards in the Digital Era
3:30-4:45, 142 Middlebush
Barney Calame, BJ ’61, one of journalism’s most respected editors, has dedicated himself to ethical journalism and to putting the reader first. He enjoyed a 39-year career at The Wall Street Journal and was public editor, or ombudsman, of The New York Times for two years. Calame joined The Journal in 1965 and held positions from reporter to bureau chief to an assistant managing editor to deputy managing editor. Calame has received numerous recognitions for his exceptional career contributions, including the 2005 Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2002 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from the University of Missouri and the 2006 Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism from Penn State College of Communication.
The speakers will be honored at a banquet that evening at the Reynolds Alumni Center, with the reception beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner to follow at 7 p.m.