Civil rights lawyer Morris Dees will speak at Troy University on March 22

Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak during the annual journalism symposium.

Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak during the annual journalism symposium.

Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak March 22 during Troy University’s annual journalism symposium.

The public is invited to the event at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the Trojan Center on the university’s Troy Campus. Admission is free.

Dees’ topic will be “With Justice for…

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Separating fact from fiction and opinion in a news story

How can you tell whether a particular journalist, newspaper, website or broadcaster is giving you information that you can rely on?

How can you tell whether a particular journalist, newspaper, website or broadcaster is giving you information that you can rely on?

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a professor, politician and statesman who advised four presidents of both parties.

His statement reminds us that we should seek the facts and base our opinions on them. But that’s not as simple as it seems today, when…

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J-Day hones high school journalists

Demetrius Hurry, a student at Foley High School, is interviewed by Troy University’s Trojan Vision reporter Samantha Charles.

Demetrius Hurry, a student at Foley High School, is interviewed by Troy University’s Trojan Vision reporter Samantha Charles.

More than 500 high school students from across Alabama participated in J-Day at Troy University’s Hall of School of Journalism and Communication on Thursday.

The annual event provides high school students the opportunity to experience the journalism and communication world through a series of informative and practical workshops and provides a better understanding of the career…

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The quotable Donald Trump: ‘good copy’ for journalists

 

Presidential candidate Donald Trump reminds me of a county commissioner whom I couldn’t resist quoting.

Jerry Steele was a member of the Monroe County Commission when I was editor of the Monroeville newspaper. Commission meetings were usually short and dull (possibly because the decisions had already been made behind closed doors), but Commissioner Steele would…

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