Celebrating Communications at RMU

Leah Fleischel, News Editor

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On Wednesday, March 20, RMU’s Department of Communication will be hosting approximately 125 high school students for the event, Celebrating Communication. The event will focus mainly on the first amendment and all the freedoms that journalists and the media have as a result of it.

There will be sessions on censorship, the first amendment in reference to the Steubenville High School rape case, documentaries, the role of media in communication and more.

Additionally, MoonNewsCloud.com, a website that allows the news happening in the community to be connected with Robert Morris University, will officially be launched at 12 p.m.

Throughout the day students will have the opportunity to network with the speakers, as well as the staff and students at RMU. A live feed of the program will be available here.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00-10:00–Registration and Check-in/Photos with RoMo

Outside International Suite

 

10:00-10:50–“You Can’t Print That!  Censorship vs. Your Constitutional Rights.”

Speaker:  Mark Goodman

 

11:00-11:50–Breakout Session A:  Social Media’s Effect on the Steubenville High School rape case

International Suite

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Moretti

 

11:00-11:50–Breakout Session B:  How to plan, produce and write a documentary

Dining Room C

Speaker: Professor Michael DiLauro

 

11:00-11:50–Breakout Session C:  Learn how to create a live webcast

Speaker: Carrie Moniot and RMU Sentry Media Staff

 

12:00-1:00:  Lunch and program recognizing Moon News Cloud

International Suite

 

1:00-1:50–Breakout Session A:  Poet, Author and Performance Artist Annie Lanzillotto

International Suite

Speaker: Annie Lanzillotto

 

1:00-1:50–Breakout Session B:  How to plan, produce and write a documentary

Dining Room C

Speaker: Robert Fiveson and Professor Michael DiLauro

 

1:00-1:50–Breakout Session C:  Learn how to create a live webcast

Dining Room A/B

Speaker: Carrie Moniot and RMU Sentry Media Staff

 

2:00-2:50–“Rescuing the Word:  City of Asylum’s Mission to Fight Censorship.”

Speaker:  Henry Reese

The First Amendment is something important for both upcoming and current members of the media to value, and Celebrating Communication hopes to keep this value strong.

“The program helps all of us better understand and appreciate the importance of the First Amendment and how only by keeping it strong will be remain valued,” said Dr. Anthony Moretti, one of the speakers and an associate professor of Communication at Robert Morris University.

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