Global journalism book and media ethics panel
Parsons publishes
and participates


Dean Paul Parsons published a book chapter on global journalism and participated on a media ethics panel at Wake Forest University in November.

The chapter, "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.

The book's 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, Egypt.

Parsons participated 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.

The keynote speaker at the conference was Karen Dunlap, president of The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.



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