April 25, 1996
Vol. 15, No. 16

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    Fuller, Callaway, Booth on journalism today

    "News Values: Writing Journalism's Wrongs," a panel discussion with Jack Fuller, John Callaway and Wayne Booth, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Swift Hall third-floor lecture room.

    Fuller, president and publisher of the Chicago Tribune and a University Trustee, is the author of the book News Values: Ideas for an Information Age, recently published by the Press. Veteran broadcast journalist John Callaway is senior correspondent of public television station WTTW and host of its "Chicago Tonight" news analysis and interview program. Wayne Booth, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language & Literature, has written extensively on the theory and practice of rhetoric.

    The panelists will debate some of the most important issues facing journalists in the 1990s: What kind of truth do they claim to communicate? To what end? Should journalists lead or follow their communities? How are decisions about what makes "news" related to marketing? What is the future of newspapers?

    The panel discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.