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Essay contest addresses integrity of the press in free society

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Utah college and university students are invited to submit an original, 500-word essay as part of the McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism. The topic is "has the integrity of the press in a free society — in a time when the media is struggling with insecurities about its financial future — been compromised? What role — positive or negative — have journalists played in the shaping of the 2016 presidential campaign?" The cash prize for the winning essay is $2,500.

Essays are due Sept. 16, 2016. They can be mailed, typed and double-spaced, to: MLK Public Relations, 1338 S. Foothill Drive, Suite 264, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108-2321. To submit via email, send a Word document, double-spaced, to mkl@mklpr.com. Please include the student's name, phone number, email address and name and department of the university or college where the student is currently enrolled.

Award-winning TV journalist and author Tom Brokaw will be the guest speaker on Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at Rowland Hall, Philip G. McCarthey Campus, 720 Guardsman Way in Salt Lake City. The winning essayist will be announced at the event. The lecture is open to the public at no charge.

Visit rowlandhall.org/mccartheylectureseries for more information.