Paul Parsons published a book chapter on global journalism and participated
on a media ethics panel at Wake Forest University in November.
"Barriers to Media Development," appears in the fourth edition of
"Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems" (Allyn & Bacon,
2004). Parsons's chapter addresses how media development in nations
is determined by physical, cultural, economic, governmental, media
and technological barriers.
editors are Arnold deBeer of South Africa and John Merrill of the
United States. Merrill taught at Elon during Winter Term 2002 and
2003 and is now a visiting professor at American University in Cairo,
in the Ethics and News Leadership Conference at Wake Forest University
on Nov. 20. Dozens of students wrestled with real-life scenarios
and presented their solutions to a panel consisting of Parsons;
Allen Johnson, editorial page editor of the Greensboro News & Record;
and Denise Jackson, executive producer at WUPN-TV.
speaker at the conference was Karen Dunlap, president of The Poynter
Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.