Thursday, November 9, 2017

NPR's Mara Liasson Talks Politics, Ethics at Grand

Mara Liasson

NPR political correspondent and Fox News contributor Mara Liasson spoke to a crowd at the Grand Theatre as the featured speaker for the Tanner Forum on Social Ethics. She spoke about the changing face of journalism, how people currently consume news, the concept of freedom of the press and the recent successes and failures of media. Her speech was followed by a Q&A moderated by SLCC's Nick Burns. Earlier in the day she met with SLCC journalism students in a roundtable discussion that covered a variety of topics.

Nick Burns, Division of Communication and Performing Arts Associate Dean, and Mara Liasson

Liasson can be heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” and she can be seen as a contributor on Fox News Channel.

The Tanner Forum on Social Ethics brings nationally and internationally recognized speakers in the area of social ethics to Salt Lake Community College annually. The Tanner Forum enhances the College’s mission as a community-based learning institution by providing opportunities for the students, faculty, staff and wider community to come together for the thoughtful examination of critical issues in contemporary social ethics. The Tanner Forum on Social Ethics is funded in part by the O.C. Tanner Company.

Journalism student Jamielee Eldridge poses with Mara Liasson.