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"E-K. Daufin" <[log in to unmask]>
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E-K. Daufin
Sat, 17 May 2003 13:21:01 -0500
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Great idea Janette --
What's our next action to make this a reality?  Any chance to address it at
THIS year's conference vs. waiting for 04?
Justice, Peace, Enlightened Wealth,
E-K. Daufin
Entertainment with a Purpose
Workshops for a Wonderful World

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dates, Jannette" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: Jayson Blair & AEJMC

> WE might be the best ones to put this all into the historical perspective
> that is called for.  Others who might take it on may do so with other
> agendas in mind.  I believe we should take it on and get the best persons
> possible to serve on a panel and address this head-on.  Maybe Tom Kunkel
> would welcome an opportunity to address some of the issues--or maybe not.
> But we should take this and handle it our way--and fairly, of course.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wilson Ii, Clint C. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:35 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Jayson Blair & AEJMC
> Colleagues:
> I am inclined to place the Jayson Blair episode in perspective relative to
> the issues involved rather than the individual personality. Mr. Blair is a
> deeply troubled person who is receiving badly needed professional
> As a MAC division, perhaps we shouldn't ignore the issues of plagiarism
> other unethical practices, but should do so in context of broader
> educational and professional concerns rather than focusing on Mr. Blair. I
> am concerned that CNN and pundits on other media outlets have chosen to
> connect Mr. Blair's transgressions to affirmative action and diversity in
> the newsroom -- allegations we cannot let go unchallenged.
> -- Clint Wilson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amohamed
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 5/14/03 2:51 PM
> Subject: Re: Jayson Blair & AEJMC
> Dear MAC Members,
> Some in AEJMC are literally salivating at the possibility of tearing
> Jayson Blair of the New York Times apart at Kansas City.
> The way some folks are talking about it, you would think that plagiarism
> has never been an issue  in American journalism before.
> What Jayson did is indefensible, but he is neither the first to engage
> in plagiarism and unethical conduct nor will he be the last.
> MAC will and should resist the temptation by some to demonize Jayson
> Blair
> beyond what is warranted.
> For example, here is a note by somebody calling for a special session
> devoted
> to the Jayson Blair affair at the Kansas City program:
> "If we don't make this historic Jayson Blair NY Times scandal--with all
> its
> implications for our industry, for our students and for us--a central
> part
> of our session in Kansas City, than we are an irrelevant organization
> that
> has no business saying it's involved with "journalism education"
> I think this is uncalled for. But I would like to hear what others in
> think of this before I commit our Division to a position.
> Ali.