Lander to Host Panel Discussion on Journalism
Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019

atp logoThe community is invited to attend a panel discussion on journalism in S.C. public life at Lander University on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The panel aims to probe the current state of journalism and public life through the experiences and reflections of veteran members of the media in South Carolina.

Panelists include Ms. Seanna Adcox, assistant Columbia bureau chief for The Post and Courier; Mr. Andy Brack, publisher of SC Statehouse Report; Mr. Gavin Jackson, host of “This Week in South Carolina” and the podcast “South Carolina Lede” for SCETV; Mr. Russ McKinney, reporter for SC Public Radio; and Mr. Andy Shain, Columbia bureau chief for The Post and Courier.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Brent Nelsen, professor of political science at Furman University and chair of the SCETV Commission.

This event is part of Lander’s “Achieving the Promise” series, sponsored by a grant from South Carolina Humanities. “We are delighted at this opportunity to bring some of South Carolina’s best public journalists to Lander,” said Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss, chair of Lander’s Department of Government, Criminology and Sociology, and project director for the “Achieving the Promise” series. “We believe the event will provide Lander students with an outstanding first-hand lesson in the importance of becoming aware of the issues that will affect their lives as well as the necessity of a free press to make such awareness possible.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on “Achieving the Promise,” visit or call the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at 864-388-8176.


S.C. Humanities:

The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.