Menu

Home » Media's Future»

University of Minnesota media ethics professor Jane Kirtley was “commissioned” by the U.S. State Department to write a handbook for “members of foreign governments and the media” about “the responsibilities of a free press,” NECN.com reported.

The book, Media Law Handbook, has “an initial press run of 30,000 copies.”

As iMediaEthics has previously reported, the U.S. State Department has sponsored training by American journalists of journalists in Liberia.  In September, the State Department sent a journalism dean, Mitchell Land of University of North Texas, to Liberia to train Liberian journalists. U.S. State Department’s African Affairs bureau director, Bill Strassberger, told StinkyJournalism via e-mail tha it was a “regular practice” of the State Department to train the media.

You May Also Like...

Andy Coulson's Perjury Trial Starts Tomorrow

In November, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Linda Thomas Greenfield, announced an $11 million civil and media program in Liberia backed by U.S.AID.

 

Submit a tip / Report a problem

US State Department Hires Journalism Prof Jane Kirtley to Write Ethics Book for Foreign Diplomats?

Share this article:

Comments Terms and Conditions

  • We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which harass, libel, use coarse language and profanity.
  • We moderate comments especially when there is conflict or negativity among commenters.
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *