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Ethics in Journalism
August 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join Larry Blunt for a timely presentation and discussion on “Ethics in Journalism”. Larry will discuss the impact of technology, changes in broadcasting, government regulation and the effects of a polarizing political climate. We’ll also discuss the role and actions of individuals in improving ethical accountability.
For more than 30 years, Larry Blunt has reported and anchored the news, the past 12 at WLOS-TV in Asheville. Some of the major national stories he’s covered include the Columbine High School massacre, Oklahoma City bombing, trial of Susan Smith, and a deadly F-5 tornado that killed dozens in 1999. His investigative reporting has led to confrontations with the Church of Scientology, the reputed mafia boss of Kansas City, and a county official misusing taxpayers dollars. His work has been recognized with dozens of awards, including Eight Emmy’s and a lifetime achievement award with induction into the Emmy “SILVER CIRCLE”, southeast chapter. Larry is a graduate of Purdue University at Fort Wayne, a U.S. Navy veteran, and husband of Jan Blunt, former buncombe county school communications director who spoke to our group a few years ago about school vouchers.