Dordt College News

War and Press: the community responds

April 17, 2003

An opportunity to converse with a television news director, an Associated Press Bureau Chief and a military public relations officer regarding news coverage of the war in Iraq has been arranged by the Dordt College Communication Department.

This public conversation has been scheduled for Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in lecture hall C160, located in the Classroom Building. Special guests for the forum are:

Mark Millage, news director for KELO-TV News and past national chairman of the Radio-Television News Directors Association;

Lt. Col. Reid Christopherson, executive officer and public relations liason for the 114th Support Group, South Dakota Air National Guard; and

Tena Haraldson, bureau chief for The Associated Press in North Dakota and South Dakota. Haraldson has been with the AP for 26 years as a reporter for the first half of her career, then as a correspondent and since 1989 as chief of bureau.

This public forum is designed to establish dialogue between the Christian community and representatives of the press and military about the press coverage of the war in Iraq. Is embedded journalism the best practice? How does perspective and point of view shape domestic and foreign press coverage?

It is intended to help those attending to consider their contemporary response and whether they should more actively seek to understand the war in Iraq from other perspectives. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ron Johnson at (712)722-6363.

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