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The Massacre at Charlie Hebdo: Implications for Journalism

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

The massacre at Charlie Hebdo has stunned the world and, in particular, the world of journalism. What are the implications for press freedom? Is there a chilling effect on freedom of expression? Did Charlie Hebdo go too far? What does it mean for the American press?

A panel of Cronkite faculty and friends will discuss these issues Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.in the First Amendment Forum.

Introduction by Peter Bhatia, Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics


  • Tim McGuire, Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism


  • Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism
  • Susan Lisovicz, Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism
  • Omar Mohammed, Humphrey Fellow and journalist from Tanzania
  • Rick Rodriguez, Southwest Borderlands Initiative Professor
  • Joseph Russomanno, associate professor
  • B. William Silcock, associate professor, director of Cronkite Global Initiatives

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004