Two Helpful Events Coming Up!

Primary Help at Northwestern, Shattered Lens at Loyola


We have two important events to remind you about next week! Get ready for Illinois’ primary election with the Knight News Innovation Lab at Northwestern University on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Then come hear journalists, lawyers and public officials talk about citizens’ right to videotape public officials at Loyola University on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Congressional Primaries 2012: Learn how to use online tools newly developed by the Knight News Innovation Lab at Northwestern University to: 
1. aggregate information from multiple sites. 
2. monitor and analyze Twitter and Facebook traffic for key trends.
3. analyze campaigns’ financial support and candidates’ stances.
4. track pitches, slogans and vocabularies of campaigns and their supporters.
5. measure the flow of news and commentary on blogs and websites.
6. use widgets and pages from the Lab to enhance your coverage.
When: Jan. 24, 6 p.m.
Where: Wieboldt Hall, Ray Conley Lounge, room 540, 340 E. Superior St., Chicago
Questions: Mike Silver, Executive Director of the Lab — michael-silver@northwestern.edu” style=”line-height: 18px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); cursor: pointer; “>michael-silver@northwestern.edu
Steve Franklin, Chicago Headline Club — steve@chicagoistheworld.org” style=”line-height: 18px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); cursor: pointer; “>steve@chicagoistheworld.org

Shattered Lens: A Citizen’s Right to Film: 
“The world is watching! The world is watching!” is a common chant heard from protesters the world over as they use camera phones to document the actions of public officials. The ability to document is powerful, but is it illegal?

Today almost everyone has a video camera in their pocket and in many cities local government uses cameras to monitor our streets. In our technology centered world the rules that govern citizens’ and journalists’ right to film, photograph and record audio are being challenged and constantly changing. These changes underscore the need for journalism and how fragile the protection the 1st Amendment provides. 

This panel will bring together journalists, lawyers and public officials in an engaging discussion of the current political climate and the ongoing fight for free speech. This issue has many ethical consequences for the future of journalism and the role of seasoned journalists and citizen journalists and promises to be a thought provoking event. This event is sponsored by The McCormick Foundation and The Chicago Headline Club.

Featured Panelists: 
Garry F. McCarthy, Superintendent, Chicago Police Department
Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Harry Grossman, Legal Director, ACLU Illinois

When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Loyola University Chicago (Water Tower Campus), Lewis Towers, 111 East Pearson, Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Chicago

Seating is limited Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/shatteredlensloyola

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