During last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, D.C., journalist and Ames native Will Fowler headed to the streets. At first intending to observe the demonstrations as a reporter, he quickly became involved with the movement directly. Can a reporter become so entangled in a story that remaining objective becomes impossible? Join this First Amendment Days Depth & Dialogue session to discuss the limits of journalistic objectivity when you become a part of the story. Fowler lives in D.C. and is a science writer for WE&T, and freelance journalist and editor.
Moderated by Brenda and Mark Witherspoon
First Amendment Days, April 12-16, 2021, is Iowa State University’s annual weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. It’s hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s First Amendment Committee. See the complete schedule.