When speakers on social justice and media ethics came to Kent State University on Thursday, Sept. 22, a NEOMED College of Medicine student was there to take part. Katherine Joyce (M2) participated on a panel about the Flint lead crisis during the daylong Poynter Kent State University Media Ethics workshop.
Joyce earned a master’s degree in public health and worked for non-profits before entering the College of Medicine. She has blogged on issues of social justice, for example, with “10 Lessons from Flint,” a three-part series encouraging medical students to take part in public health advocacy. “Ask Before You Enter,’’ an article by Joyce on serving the underserved, appears in the current issue of Ignite magazine.
The Media Ethics workshop, held at Kent State, was co-presented with The Poynter Institute, a national center for journalism training located in St. Petersburg, Florida. With a focus on social justice, other sessions included “Violence in Orlando and Dallas: Covering Unfolding Tragedy and Media” and “Safe Spaces on College Campuses.”