Political Cartooning and Free Speech

Location: Downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Avenue
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tom Bivins, University of Oregon Professor of Journalism and John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics, will explore the intersection of free speech and ethical sensitivity especially as they relate to editorial cartooning. His position as both an ethicist and a cartoonist is that offensive subject matter in cartoons can sometimes be so loud that it drowns out anything else being said. A balance needs to be struck based on the guideline that just because something can be said doesn’t mean it should be said. The First Amendment simply allows you to do so. Your conscience takes over from there.

Location: Downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Avenue