Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Hosting Panel on the State of Journalism
A panel on speaking up for the first amendment will be held from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
The opening address will be delivered by Mary Beth Tinker, First Amendment advocate and former plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court case that still affects students’ speech rights 50 years later.
There will be breakout sessions in the afternoon on a variety of topics, including the state of student journalism; free speech on college campuses; the state of press freedoms; and protecting journalism in the information age. There will also be a keynote panel from 1:45–2:30 p.m.
A number of notable journalists and scholars will speak during the event, including Kimberly Wehle, constitutional scholar; John Holland, The Baltimore Sun; Daphne Pellegrino, Reporters Without Borders; Fred Hiatt, The Washington Post; Gene Policinski, the Freedom Forum Institute; Nico Perrino, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; Erin Carroll, Georgetown University; and a conversation with Rosa Gutierrez Lopez, which will be delivered in Spanish.
This event is being organized by students behind The Amplifier, the first countywide student magazine. They are trying to foster an appreciation of journalism across schools, says David Lopilato, teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
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