PULLMAN, Wash. — Val E. Limburg, of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, will discuss how the print and electronic media responded to Sept. 11 at 7:15 p.m., March 5, in Lighty Student Services Building, Room 405.
His lecture, “Sept. 11 and Media Reporting: Taking Coverage to a Higher Level” explains how the media’s coverage or lack of coverage of events exposed ethics of the profession. Limburg considers the media coverage of Sept. 11 as part of a pattern where tragedy reflects the worst of humanity but also brings out the best in people. The results are seen in the media’s sensitivity, the surge of patriotism and the heroic efforts by the fire fighters and police.
After 35 years of teaching at WSU, Limburg is now professor emeritus in the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication. He has taught numerous classes in television production, media law and ethics. Limburg served as the sequence head in the broadcasting program and as faculty adviser to the WSU chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho, the national broadcasting honorary. He also served as the secretary/treasurer of the Washington State Association of Broadcasters for 25 years.
The lecture is part of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service Tuesday lecture series. For more information, contact the institute’s Edward Weber at (509) 335-2455.