Wed, Aug 12 | To be sent

Rotary Virtual Meeting - Robert Behre, Reporter/Columnist, The Post and Courier

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Rotary Virtual Meeting -  Robert Behre, Reporter/Columnist, The Post and Courier

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2020, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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About the Event

August 12 –  On June 3, the P&C ran an editorial saying that many people today have taken to social media to express their thoughts on all sorts of topics, most recently the death of George Floyd. A few of them have faced serious consequences, including the loss of their job for what employers or schools deemed racist. And that is a good thing. Every newspaper it seems has a bias, often political. Ever wonder how a newspaper decides what is going to show up on its editorial page each day. The publisher? The editorial chief? A group of writers?  We have asked Robert Behre, Reporter/Columnist, The Post and Courier to join us to discuss the process. Since then the long-time editor of the New York Times has lost his job following a staff revolt which criticized an editorial calling for the president to involve the Insurrection Act in order to deploy the military to quell nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd.  The NY Times mottos is, “All the News that’s Fit to Print:. But one group seems to emphasize the “All”. The other groups emphasizes the “Fit”. Which is it? Should be an interesting discussion.

Required reading: https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-yes-you-can-get-fired-for-that-social-media-post-and-maybe-you-should/article_9c8b6462-a5a2-11ea-9cae-d7a6ab92b137.html

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