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Silha Lecture Examines Right to Access Government Information

"Determining the proper level of government transparency is critical to how we proceed as a nation," stated prominent First Amendment attorney David A. Schulz at the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law's 29th annual Silha Lecture. Schulz delivered the lecture, titled "See No Evil: Why We Need a New Approach to Government Transparency," on Oct. 16, 2014 at the University of Minnesota's Cowles Auditorium with 200 people in attendance.

For five days, the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC) and Minnesota Journalism Center, in partnership with the Minnesota International Center, welcomed 14 European journalists as part of the U.S. Department of State's Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.

On October 1, 2014, the University of Minnesota welcomed Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the ambitious historical work "The Warmth of Other Suns." Wilkerson lectured about her work at a sold-out event, which took place at Coffman Memorial Union.

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