National Press Club

National Journalism Institute's Campaign Boot Camp 2014 plans focus on ethics

April 28, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

In the next installment of National Journalism Institute's yearlong program exploring the landscape of issues in campaign coverage, a panel of experts plan to engage participants in a roundtable discussion about a variety of ethics topics on May 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room.

The program is free. Register here.

Participants should be prepared to ask questions about:

  • Lobbying disclosure
  • The Office of Congressional Ethics and ethics committees
  • Rules covering congressional member travel and meals
  • Proper and improper uses of campaign funds
  • When contributions cross a line into bribery, illegal gratuities or honest-services fraud

Panelists include Meredith McGehee of the Campaign Legal Center; Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington; Tom Susman of the American Bar Association; and Kathy Kiely of the Sunlight Foundation.

This program is presented by the National Press Club's National Journalism Institute's Professional Development committee and the Regional Reporters Association, with significant assistance from the Campaign Legal Center.