More than 40 participants are
invited to share their ideas at "Citizen Kentucky: Democracy and the Media."
11, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) A
cadre of nationally recognized journalists, public figures and educators will gather to
discuss the role of the news media in American democracy on Thursday, April 12, at the
William T. Young Library.
magazine correspondent Bonnie Angelo, Courier-Journal Editorial Director David Hawpe,
Lexington Herald-Leader Publisher Tim Kelly, Kentucky historian Thomas Clark and Kentucky
Council on Postsecondary Education President Gordon Davies are among 40 participants
invited to Citizen Kentucky: Democracy and the Media.
two-part forum will feature sessions in the Toyota Reading Room on the librarys
second floor. The first is at 9 a.m. and the
second at 2 p.m. Leland Buck
Ryan, director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, will moderate the
sessions. The forum will be videotaped for an
hour-long broadcast on KET at a later date.
forum is part of the fourth annual First Amendment Celebration at the School of Journalism
and Telecommunications. The celebration is
sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, with co-sponsors including the Kentucky League
of Cities, the NewCities Foundation, the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro, UKs
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, UKs Department of
Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation and the Martin School of Public Policy and
event is part of a daylong celebration of journalism at UK, with the Kentucky Journalism
Alumni Association holding its annual Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony
at noon at the Hilary J. Boone Faculty Center and the annual Creason Lecture being held at
8 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts.