May 9, 2019. 10:00am-12:00pm
Cambridge Third Age Learning: Behind the News: Black and White and the Gray in Between (Ages 18+)
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Jim Poling
Location: Trillium United Church, 450 King St. E. (see map)
Join us as journalist Jim Poling will takes the audience behind the scenes of print and online journalism and discusses the decision-making that goes into publishing or not publishing stories and photos. Reporting the news often involves dealing with legal, ethical, and traumatic issues. What to publish? How and when? Is it invasive, or in the public interest? Are there limits on the right to know? Who decides? The session relies upon audience participation for discussion.
Please note, all examples are taken from mainstream newsrooms and while none of the material is gratuitous, some of the discussion and photos might offend. There will be discussion/photos about death, suicide, sex, and sexuality.
Cambridge Third Age Learning (CTAL) is a movement that encourages learning and discovery experiences for those in the “third age”—the stage in one’s life beyond full-time employment. By cultivating opportunities for discussion and engaging the expertise of local university professors and community professionals, CTAL supports those who have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in life-long learning. At Idea Exchange, our hope is to foster a self-organized group which would create CTAL programs throughout the year with our support as a venue and promotional vehicle.