MURFREESBORO — The next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program will delve into the topics of journalism, the recording industry and electronic media communication.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Ken Paulson, new dean of MTSU’s College of Mass Communication and president of the First Amendment Center in Nashville, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and http://www.wmot.org).
“I think what we’ve lost sight of in this rush to technology and cutting-edge concepts,” Paulson said of mass communication education, “is … to teach ethics with the same passion we may have had at one point.”
Paulson, who was on the team of journalists who founded USA Today in 1982, served as editor-in-chief of USA Today from 2004 to 2009. He previously managed newsrooms in Westchester County, N.Y.; Green Bay, Wis.; Bridgewater, N.J.; and at Florida Today in Brevard County, Fla. He is now a columnist on USA Today’s board of contributors and writes about First Amendment issues and the news media.
A member of The Recording Academy and a former music journalist, Paulson is active in the Nashville music community, serving as vice chair of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, a member of the Music City Music Council convened by Mayor Karl Dean and a Leadership Music board and executive committee member.
To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at http://www.mtsunews.com.
For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.