Jim Crane, executive director of standards and practices for CNN, visits the University of New Mexico on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at noon in the Student Union building theatre to discuss the current state of social and traditional media. Addressing the question: "Should I?" Crane gives us an inside look at ethics, bias and passion in network news and today's media. The event is free and open to the public.

Crane joined CNN in 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks, as a newsroom supervisor at the world headquarters in Atlanta. He soon took over as executive producer overseeing weekend evening programming. By 2002 Crane was promoted to an executive producer for The Row, the senior editorial vetting team. The Row is responsible for overseeing the editorial content of all CNN packages as well as sensitive or controversial affiliate material and original content produced for CNN.com or the CNN Wire. In 2003 he was named Executive Editor overseeing both The Row and the CNN Wire. During his time with CNN, Crane has been part of teams that won six Peabody Awards, 15 National Headliner Awards and five National Emmy Awards.  

Prior to his career in journalism, Crane worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando, Fla and an Assistant Public Defender in Daytona Beach, Fla. He is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar Association. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a Juris Doctorate from Florida State University.