‘Law & Order’ conference open to the public



Bethune-Cookman University’s Department of Mass Communications will be hosting its 18th annual Mass Communications Conference titled “B-CU Law & Order” on Nov. 9. The conference will provide students and area professionals the opportunity to come together and discuss a wide range of topics that will ultimately help those entering the mass communications marketplace.

Dr. Larry Handfield

This year’s conference theme will feature three panels – at 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. The first morning segment, featuring an array of broadcast journalists and politicians, will discuss the psychology of political attacks and why they are so pervasive in our present political environment.

The second morning segment will use a diverse panel of lawyers to explore the criminal justice process and how it has recently changed over the past 30 years due to advancements in mass communication technology.

The third segment, taking place in the afternoon, will feature several panelists immersed in copyright law and entertainment.  It’s aim is to discuss the legal aspects of mass communications in the digital age, including the problems that can arise if one doesn’t follow the law, and how to make money off work that you produce.

Panelists include Handfield, Hetz
Panelists will include lawyers Matt Morgan, James Hetz, Sid Nowell, Dr. Larry Handfield, Joe Davis, Zahra Umansky, as well as media advocate Paul Porter, marketing specialist Ty Christian and campaign finance lawyer April Sands. It also will feature local politicians Cathy Washington and Gwen Azama-Edwards, WESH-2 political reporter Greg Fox, WKMG-6 political reporter Lauren Rowe, freelance journalist Joan Fuller and Internet radio producer Skyy Hook.

Students are encouraged to bring questions and comments for the panelists to highlight the discussions. This event is open to all majors and the community of Daytona Beach with an entry fee of $5.

For more information, contact the conference chair, Professor Ray Caputo, at 386-481-2722.



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