From: Syracuse University
June 20th, DNA & justice
A Media Lunch Briefing Cosponsored by The Gene Media Forum & Science Writers in New York
Results of a new poll about how Americans view DNA and the Criminal justice system will be announced
12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 2000
Syracuse University's Lubin House
11 East 61st Street in Manhattan
(Between 5th & Madison Avenues)
Broadcast media are encouraged to bring recording equipment and/or crews. Teleconferencing can be arranged for those that can not attend. Web cast at http://www.genemedia.org .
Moderator: Paula Madison, V. P. & News Director, NBC 4 and V.P. for Diversity, NBC Network
Peter Neufeld, The Innocence Project, a lawyer who uses DNA evidence to free people from prison
Jim Dwyer, The New York Daily News, co-authored a book with Neufeld and Barry Scheck, Actual Innocence
Calvin Johnson, served 16 years in prison for a rape he did not commit and was exonerated, June 15, 1999, when the Innocence Project used DNA testing to prove his innocence
Maurice Possley, The Chicago Tribune, co-author of a series on prosecutorial misconduct, which was part of the Tribune's Pulitzer Prize finalist entry
Robert Shaler, Director of Forensic Biology, Office of Chief Medical Examiner City of New York
RSVP to Erica Cerilli 212-826-0256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2000
Alan McGowan, 212-826-0255
Don Torrance, 315-443-4232
Akiko Takano, 212-826-1531
Fred Jerome, 212-826-0261
Leslie Linton, 973-218-0277
The Gene Media Forum, a project of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is a non-profit organization seeking to enhance and broaden the debate on all aspects of the genetic revolution. As a resource for journalists, GMF is dedicated to providing the media access to balanced information and a spectrum of viewpoints.
Major funding from JGS, The Joy of Giving Something, Inc.
Advisory Committee: David Baltimore, Walter Eckhart, Beatrix Hamburg, Fred Jerome,Ruth Macklin, Paul Marks, Kenneth Olden, Herbert Pardes, Jack Rosenthal