Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville - Ethics in Journalism

Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville
Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville
Public group

Asheville Friends Meeting House

227 Edgewood Road · Asheville, NC

How to find us

Go north on Merrimon Avenue to Edgewood. Turn left on Edgewood. The Meeting House is on the right side of the street in the second block after Merrimon. We will be in the large meeting room on the first floor.

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“Ethics in Journalism” will be presented by Larry Blunt at the Sunday, August 20, 2017 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2:00-3:30 PM, at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC. All are welcome to attend.

Join Larry Blunt for a timely presentation and discussion on "Ethics in Journalism". Larry will discuss the impact of technology, changes in broadcasting, government regulation and the effects of a polarizing political climate. We’ll also discuss the role and actions of individuals in improving ethical accountability.

For more than 30 years, Larry Blunt has reported and anchored the news, the past 12 at WLOS-TV in Asheville. Some of the major national stories he’s covered include the Columbine High School massacre, Oklahoma City bombing, trial of Susan Smith, and a deadly F-5 tornado that killed dozens in 1999. His investigative reporting has led to confrontations with the Church of Scientology, the reputed mafia boss of Kansas City, and a county official misusing taxpayers dollars. His work has been recognized with dozens of awards, including Eight Emmy’s and a lifetime achievement award with induction into the Emmy “SILVER CIRCLE”, southeast chapter. Larry is a graduate of Purdue University at Fort Wayne, a U.S. Navy veteran, and husband of Jan Blunt, former buncombe county school communications director who spoke to our group a few years ago about school vouchers.

Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation.

The Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville is a non-theist alternative to traditional religion, a member of the American Ethical Union and an affiliate of the American Humanist Association. We endeavor to nurture the capacity and responsibility of human beings to act in their personal relationships and in the larger community to help create a better world. We are inspired by the ideal of working to create a more humane society, recognizing each person’s worth and dignity, and helping to bring out the best in him or her. We join together to assist each other in developing ethical ideas and ideals, to celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s crises, and to cultivate ethical behavior in our community.

For more information: call[masked], email [masked] , visit our website at: (, or see us on MeetUp: Ethical-Society-of-Asheville.

Thank you,

Karen Ziff

Board of Trustees, Publicity Chair, Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville,[masked]

Weddings and Ceremonies Officiated:

The Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville offers individualized, custom wedding services. Joy McConnell, Ethical Culture Leader (clergy/celebrant), and Jackie Simms, Ethical Culture Officiant and Humanist Celebrant, are available to perform wedding (and other significant life event) ceremonies. Joy contributes a portion of the officiating charge to the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Honoraria for Jackie's officiating are direct contributions to the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, a 501(c)(3) organization. Both Joy and Jackie love officiating weddings, so please spread the word. For more information: contact Joy at[masked] or via her profile on, or contact Jackie at[masked] or email [masked].