Watch 2009 Whalen Symposium next month on Twin Cities Public Television

Twin Cities Public Television next month will premiere its broadcast of the March 30 University of St. Thomas Whalen Symposium, "Whose News? Audience Responsibilities in a Digital World."

TPT’s program, "News and Audience Responsibilities," will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, on TPT’s statewide digital Minnesota Channel, one of TPT’s six digital channels that feature a variety of programs from or about Minnesota and its close neighbors. To see this channel, viewers need a digital TV or conversion box or a digital cable subscription.

The program will be rebroadcast at 11 a.m. Monday, May 4, on TPT-Life, which, in addition to digital cable subscribers, also reaches DirecTV and Dish Network subscribers.

Watch for the program to be repeated several times throughout the year.

This year’s Whalen symposium featured a UST student documentary, "Beyond TV: Your News in a Digital World," and discussion about today’s digital news environment moderated by TPT’s Mary Lahammer, host of "Almanac: At the Capitol," with former St. Paul Mayor George Latimer, WCCO-TV News Director Scott Libin, and St. Thomas communication and journalism professor Dr. Wendy Wyatt.

Founded in 1999, the Whalen Symposium on Media Ethics offers a forum for focused discussion about the moral dimensions of journalism and mass media.  The symposium is funded through an endowment made possible by leadership gifts from CBS Inc. and Hubbard Broadcasting, as well as by contributions from alumni whose lives were touched by the late Rev. James Whalen, a founder of UST’s journalism program.