Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—The First Amendment Conference, sponsored by the Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Becky Sharp Auditorium of the College of Business. The topic is: "War and Truth: Media's Role When American Goes to War."
The panel presentation will include ENMU communication professors addressing the following topics: Janet E. Roehl, "When America Goes to War"; Patti Dobson, "In Harm's Way: War Correspondents"; Margaret Kirby, "News or Propoganda"; and Kevin Mitchell, "War Reporting: A Citizen's Perspective."
What is the role of the media in time of war? Is it propagandist for the administration, reporter of all military actions, or somewhere in between. The conference will discuss these and other issues related to war and truth. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
The conference is open to the public free of charge.
For more information, call Janet Roehl at 505.562.2113, or e-mail email@example.com.