Only three months ago, neighbors across the city watched the news unfold that a gunman killed five members of local law enforcement.

On Oct. 19, Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Morning News Editor Mike Wilson and CBS 11 journalist Steve Pickett will re-examine media coverage of the ambush during a panel at SMU. While Pickett was on air live at the time of the shooting, Rawlings and Wilson had to assess how best to convey such horrific news to the public.

The 2016 Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics, titled Making Sense of a Tragedy in Real Time: Media Coverage of the Dallas Ambush, will be held at 8 p.m inside the Owen Arts Center.

Get all the details about this free event here.


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