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MEDIA ADVISORY: Denius Symposium on News Integrity takes place Oct. 26

AUSTIN, Texas –– The Moody College of Communication will host the inaugural Denius Symposium on News Integrity Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in the Belo Center for New Media, featuring panelists of news experts Wendy Davis, Rob Johnson and Emily Ramshaw.

Panelists will include:

·         Wendy Davis, founder of Deeds Not Words, an advocacy initiative that empowers millennial women to channel their passion and energy on issues of gender equality into actionable change. She was previously a Texas state senator and candidate for governor of Texas.

·         Rob Johnson, owns an Austin-based communications firm and worked on former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign for president, both in 2012 and 2016. He has been named a top Texas influencer by Campaigns & Elections magazine and most recently was the senior adviser for Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign.

·         Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan digital news organization that produces politics and policy news, data and events statewide and operates the largest statehouse reporting bureau in the nation.

·         Sharon Jarvis, symposium moderator and associate professor in the Moody College Department of Communication Studies and associate director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.

WHEN: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 1.202

About The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication

One of the nation's foremost institutions for the study of advertising and public relations, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism and radio-TV-film, The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication is preparing students to thrive in an era of media convergence. Serving more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students, the Moody College is nationally recognized for its faculty members, research and student media. For more information about the Moody College, visit http://moody.utexas.edu.

CONTACTS: Kathleen McElroy, 512-471-1845; Lauren Phillips, 512-471-2182

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