March 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Liliana Segura | Advocacy Journalism in Response to Injustice, April 5

Liliana Segura of The Intercept delivers a public lecture on advocacy journalism with a focus on the criminal justice system on April 5 at 6 p.m. in Walter 145.

Her lecture is on “Journalism, Justice, and the Myth of Objectivity.”

Liliana Segura

Liliana Segura

In her own words, Segura will focus on her experience as a “practitioner of ‘advocacy journalism,’ to show how false notions of objectivity—whether in media or the law—are used to rationalize injustice.”

Segura’s perspectives on advocacy journalism in relation to injustice are informed by her extensive professional work in the field.

About Liliana Segura: Segura is an experienced journalist who has worked as an editor for The Nation and as a senior editor for Alternet, where she focused on civil liberties coverage. Recently, Segura, with the help of colleagues, has helped to bring attention to numerous criminal justice system practices (most notably the death penalty and sentencing) and was arguably the leader in coverage of the developments of the Richard Glossip case in Oklahoma. In that case, there was strong reason to suspect prosecutorial misconduct in a instance where a man was sentenced to death after being convicted for murder. Segura’s reporting in Oklahoma helped bring attention to the possibility of a wrongful conviction and aided in the suspension of the death penalty in Oklahoma until the state could determine some things about the concoction of drugs used to carry out lethal injections. Segura’s reporting is the latest in an example success in how journalists can be given broad range to tackle societies’ pressing issues. The Intercept does this through the medium of adversarial journalism. Segura is one of the organization’s finest.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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