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Studio SPJ with Fred Brown

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Former national SPJ president Fred Brown will discuss the latest edition of the SPJ Ethics book when he is the guest speaker on the next episode of Studio SPJ. The program will air live on SPJ’s Internet Radio station Blog Talk Radio on Saturday, March 5 at noon Eastern and will be available as an archived podcast throughout the month of March. Irwin Gratz – like Brown a former national SPJ president and member of the ethics committee – will serve as moderator of the program, which is sponsored by the Maine Pro Chapter of SPJ. The new edition, called “Journalism Ethics – a Casebook of Professional Conduct” is being published in February by Marion Street Press. The book uses 47 real life case studies to demonstrate how journalism students and professionals can identify and reason through ethical dilemmas. Brown oversaw revisions to the book – now in its fourth edition – along with other members of the SPJ ethics committee. Brown is a professor in communication ethics at the University of Denver and a principal in the media training and consulting firm Hartman & Brown, LLP. He was national president of the SPJ in 1997-98. He writes a column on ethics for Quill magazine, a Sunday editorial page for the Denver Post, and conducts analysis for NBC. He lives in Denver, Colorado. Gratz has been in radio news for nearly 30 years. He worked as a reporter, anchor and news director for the number-one rated commercial station in Portland, Maine before going to work for public radio in 1992 as local anchor of “Morning Edition.” He served as SPJ national president in 2004-05. He lives in Portland, Maine. Studio SPJ is an on-going series of conversations on topics of interest to journalists.