KIPLINGER CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON MEDIA AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM COLUMBUS -- Journalists and other experts will examine major issues concerning race and white collar crime in news media coverage of the criminal justice system during an Oct. 15 conference sponsored by the Kiplinger Midcareer Program in Public Affairs Reporting of the School of Journalism at The Ohio State University. The Kiplinger Program is marking its 20th anniversary Oct. 14-16 with a reunion of its graduates and the conference, "The Media and the Criminal Justice System." The conference features keynote addresses by George Lardner Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post, and Austin Kiplinger, editor of The Kiplinger Washington Letter. There also will be two panel discussions: "The Media, Race and Crime" and "The Media and White Collar Crime." Lardner, who joined The Washington Post in 1963, has covered the White House, Congress, the CIA, and the Department of Interior among others, but is best known for his work on special topics including the assassination of John F. Kennedy, international terrorism, the Watergate cover-up trial, and mob murders. He won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his insightful and moving story of the murder of his youngest daughter by a young man who had a long history of abusing women. Kiplinger has been editor in chief of the Kiplinger Washington Letter since 1961, when he succeeded his father who founded the influential publication. His career in journalism has spanned five decades and includes work as a reporter, broadcast commentator and editor, specializing in business and political affairs. Following service in World War II, he helped found Changing Times, the nation's first magazine of personal money management. Now titled Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, it has a monthly circulation of 1.1 million. In addition to the other programs, returning Kiplinger Fellows are invited to attend the morning seminar of the current class of "Kippies." The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs reporting was begun by Austin Kiplinger in honor of his father Willard Kiplinger, a 1912 journalism graduate of Ohio State graduate. It is funded in part by the Kiplinger Foundation. Willard Kiplinger founded the Kiplinger Washington Newsletter, the most widely read business and economics forecasting publication in the world, and the Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc., which publishes various economic newsletters as well as Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. The first class of Kiplinger Fellows entered the program in the fall of 1973. Since then, more than 150 persons have completed the 12-month master's degree program designed to help journalists who want to improve their reporting and research abilities. Print and broadcast journalists with a bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience are encouraged to apply. The conference schedule for Friday, Oct. 15, is: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Registration, Hall of Fame Room, School of Journalism, 242 W. 18th Ave. 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. Kiplinger Fellows Seminar, Hall of Fame Room School of Journalism, 242 W. 18th Ave. 11:30 to 5:00 p.m. Registration, Ohio Union Conference Theatre l739 N. High St. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch, featuring George Lardner Jr. as keynote speaker. Topic: "The Media and the Criminal Justice System." Stecker Lounge, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Media, Race and Crime Ohio Union Conference Theater 1739 N. High St. Moderator: Joyce Dorsey, public affairs manager of WSB-TV in Atlanta. Panelists: Michael J. Berens, reporter for The Columbus Dispatch; Gary Clark, managing editor of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; Marjorie B. Parham, editor and publisher of the Cincinnati Herald; and John Sanchez, director of University TV at Capital Univ. 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Break 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Panel: The Media and White Collar Crime Ohio Union Conference Theatre 1739 N. High St. Moderator: Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Washington Post. Panelists: Mary Hargrove, projects editor, Broward Bureau, The Miami Herald; Peter Mantius, public affairs reporter, The Atlanta Constitution; Edmund Sargus Jr., U.S. Atty. Southern District of Ohio; Greg Stricharchuk, business editor, The Dayton Daily News. 6:30 p.m. Kiplinger Reunion Reception and Banquet Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Drive. Keynote speaker: Austin Kiplinger, "Public Affairs Reporting in a Changing World." NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Working journalists are invited to attend all sessions. There is no need to pre-register for the panels or the Kiplinger Fellows Seminar. However, if you plan to attend the lunch or banquet, please call Judy Stein at the School of Journalism, (614) 292-6292, before noon Tuesday, Oct. 12. [Submitted by: REIDV (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mon, 11 Oct 93 15:40:56 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.