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Utah Headliners: Upcoming events

Utah Court Calendar changes
You may have noticed that the Utah Courts calendar page has changed. We would like to take a moment to train your reporters and desk editors on how to harness the new functions of the new calendar system. Please join us for a brief online training session on Friday, Feb. 19, Noon to 1 p.m.
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• Journalism Ethics
In 2004, Mary Mapes broke two stories that changed her life. Her reporting on prisoner abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Afghanistan won a Peabody Award, the highest honor in broadcast journalism. Her reporting later that year on President George W. Bush’s spotty National Guard record during the Vietnam War got her fired and led to the retirement of CBS anchor Dan Rather.

Mapes’ story, based on her book “Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power,” is dramatized in the 2015 movie “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford. It illustrates the battle over facts in a charged political climate and the damage the Internet can do.

Mapes will speak about ethics in journalism. “Mary Mapes brings a unique perspective to the topic of journalism ethics, which begin with the Society of Professional Journalists’ tenet, ‘Seek truth and report it,’” said Jean Norman, Signpost adviser. “We think her story will spark a robust conversation.”

Please join this event, hosted by the Weber State University student newspaper The Signpost on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
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