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'CITIZEN KENTUCKY' FOCUSES
ON JOURNALISM AND DEMOCRACY

By Dan Adkins

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More than 40 participants are invited to share their ideas at "Citizen Kentucky: Democracy and the Media."

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April 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.

Time 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.”

The two-part forum will feature sessions in the Toyota Reading Room on the library’s 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.

The 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, UK’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, UK’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation and the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.

The 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.


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