The importance of local journalism in an age of declining trust in media; Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University logo

The Importance of Local Journalism in an Age of Declining Trust in Media

Wednesday, November 17, 3 p.m.
Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, Duquesne University Power Center

Join us as we explore the ethical considerations that occur in a newsroom, delve into the decision-making process and discuss the impact those decisions have on the public's perception of the truth. As the Institute's inaugural event, we're excited to begin cultivating conversations among our community and peers that will elevate the role of professional and personal ethics in the pursuit of balanced and trustworthy journalism.


  • Keynote speaker: Kelly McBride; nationally renowned expert in journalism ethics, NPR Public Editor, Senior Vice President and Chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Poynter Institute
  • Steve Caruso, House beat reporter for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star
  • Luis Fabregas, A'88, GA'95, Editor of the Tribune-Review
  • Lynne Hayes-Freeland, A'77, KDKA radio personality
  • Mila Sanina, Executive Director of PublicSource
  • Joshua Taylor, A'07, anchor, reporter and producer for KDKA-TV Sports Team
  • Dr. Pamela E. Walck, associate professor of multiplatform journalism, Duquesne University

A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion. Those who register will have an opportunity to pose their questions in advance.

Networking Opportunity for Media Students

Immediately following the program, students are invited to network with media professionals who previously attended Duquesne.