Salt Lake Community College hosted its Tanner Forum on Social Ethics with Mara Liasson. The event was held in the Grand Theatre on Nov. 8 at South City Campus.
Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). She can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and is a contributor at Fox News Channel. Mara Liasson will be investigating how people currently consume news, as well as the concept of the freedom of the press, and the recent successes and failures of the media.
Kailey Null, a student majoring in communications, stated, “I am excited to attend the forum. I am interested in NPR and talk radio, so I would like to hear more about her experience in that.”
SLCC student, Null Ali Brown, was also interested in seeing Mara Liasson speak.
“I listen to NPR everyday and won’t be disappointed in learning more about the topic Mara Liasson will be presenting,” says Brown.
While a majority of the sample of students surveyed said they were attending, one student, Maison Evensen, says he will not be attending the Tanner Forum on Social Ethics.
“Honestly, I am not very familiar with Mara Liasson. I do, however, think ethics are important and I never get my news from Facebook anyway,” says Evensen.
Evensen did think this would be a great discussion to attend, but just wasn’t able to go due to his work schedule.
This event provided an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and the community to gather for thoughtful examination of critical issues in contemporary social ethics. Other topics discussed included determining what is “fake” news versus accurate news, and where to locate appropriate sources of news besides on social media.