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INSTITUTE FOR RURAL JOURNALISM & COMMUNITY ISSUES



INSTITUTE FOR RURAL JOURNALISM & COMMUNITY ISSUES

Public Perceptions of the Role of the Mass Media in Rural Appalachia

Eastern Kentucky University
November 8, 2002

 

10:00 a.m.
Registration
Welcome to Eastern Kentucky University
Introduction of Participants
What is the Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues?
Al Smith, veteran print and broadcast journalist and former head of the Appalachian Regional Commission

10:30 a.m.
First Discussion Session: How do the rural media cover community issues?
Dr. Lori Garkovich, facilitator, University of Kentucky Professor of Rural Sociology in the Community & Leadership Development Program. Dr. Garkovich also has experience in environmental sociology, agricultural and community change, community needs assessment, sociodemographic trends, and strategic planning.
Introduced by Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, Eastern Kentucky University Professor of Journalism and President of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

11:45 a.m.
Break
Proceed to Lunch (separate room)

12:00 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: State of the Rural South
Ferrel Guillory, Director of the Program on Southern Politics, Media, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:30 p.m.
Break

1:45 p.m.
Second Discussion Session: How should the rural media approach community issues?
Dr. Lori Garkovich, facilitator, University of Kentucky Professor of Rural Sociology

3:00 p.m.
Adjournment



 

Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues

University of Kentucky
College of Communications & Information Studies

106 Grehan Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0042

Phone: (859) 257-7805, Fax: (859) 323-9879, E-mail: moore@uky.edu


Questions about the web site: Contact Deborah Stigall, Graduate Assistant, dstig2@uky.edu


Last Updated: October 31, 2002