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Date:
January 11, 2020
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Downtown Library
Address:
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact:
541-682-5450
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes
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Political Cartooning & Free Speech

Saturday, January 11, 2020

A talk by UO journalism professor Tom Bivins.

Ethicist and cartoonist Tom Bivins will explore the intersection of free speech and ethical sensitivity, especially as they relate to editorial cartooning. 

According to Bivins, “Offensive subject matter in cartoons can sometimes be so loud that it drowns out anything else being said. A balance needs to be struck based on the guideline that just because something can be said doesn’t mean it should be said. The First Amendment simply allows you to do so. Your conscience takes over from there.”

Professor Tom Bivins holds the John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics and Responsibility at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
 

This event is inspired by the exhibit “Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.