You Be the Editor! -- Sandy Duerr
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Odd Fellows Hall, SLO
$5 for LLCC Members $10 for Others
Today’s general public may be unaware of the challenges of journalism and the fact that professional journalists abide by a code of ethics that ensures a free exchange of accurate and fair information.
This seminar is designed to offer insight into the challenges facing journalists. We’ll share some types of decisions that journalists routinely face, review how social media and smartphones affect those decisions, and discuss how an underlying code of ethics governs what is ultimately published – and distinguishes reporters from other information outlets.
We’ll also briefly review how the media landscape has changed and continues to evolve. This will be an interactive seminar, giving participants a chance to think as an editor.
Sandy Duerr has 43 years of experience as a reporter and editor in California, Wisconsin, New Jersey and Kentucky.
Under her leadership at The Tribune from 1998 until her retirement in December 2017, the news organization won more than 300 awards. Duerr holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and journalism and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, a Pulitzer Prize juror three times and an adjunct journalism professor at Cal Poly.