National Archives Presents First Annual McGowan Forum on Ethics in Leadership Exploring Ethics in Journalism March 29
Press Release · Monday, February 27, 2017

Washington, D.C.

Panelists include Craigslist founder

On Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., the National Archives and National Archives Foundation will host the first annual McGowan Forum on Ethics in Leadership. This year’s program, titled Ethics in Journalism,  features a distinguished panel discussing how misinformation affects democracy, and the ethical responsibilities of journalists, government, and businesses. The event will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. and live streamed on YouTube.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation with the generous support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

The program is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat or register for the live stream, please visit here. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program.

First Annual McGowan Forum on Ethics in Leadership
Ethics in Journalism
The Ethics in Leadership Forum will present critical conversations about the moral decisions leaders face at the intersection of business and government. This inaugural forum will explore how misinformation affects democracy, and the ethical responsibilities of journalists, government, and businesses. Panelists include Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist; Amy Hollyfield of PolitiFact; Jay Cost, senior writer at The Weekly Standard; and Nicholas Lemann of Columbia University.

The National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. For upcoming programs, visit the Calendar of Events online:

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