Monday, March 9, 2009

Private Lives in the Public Eye

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Private Lives in the Public Eye, Portland, January 2009

In response to the controversy surrounding Portland Mayor Sam Adams, OCH invited the public to attend a free panel on politics, ethics, and the media: "Private Lives in the Public Eye." The event was sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities, in partnership with the George S. Turnbull Portland Center of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and the City Club of Portland's Agora Committee.

This event addressed the broader ideas of privacy, ethics, and the media, with the intent of offering the public opportunities to critically reflect upon and analyze these divisive issues.

Panelists included the following: Tom Bivins, John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication; Caitlin Baggott, director of Politicorps, a program of the Bus Project, a nonprofit political organization; Robert Eisinger, associate professor and chair of the political science department at Lewis & Clark College; and Mark Zusman, editor of the Willamette Week. The panel was moderated by Peter Steinberger, dean of the faculty of Reed College and Robert H. and Blanche Day Ellis Professor of Political Science and Humanities.

Listen to "Private Lives in the Public Eye" part 1 (about 20 minutes)

Listen to "Private Lives in the Public Eye" part 2 (about 25 minutes)

Listen to "Private Lives in the Public Eye" part 3 (about 45 minutes; includes audience Q&A)

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