Kiplinger Conference

Published on October 11, 1993

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.


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