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Contested Spaces: Race, Media, and Journalism

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Jepson Hall, 118
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The Journalism Department invites you to Contested Spaces: Race, Media, and Journalism. A pair of panels will reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Report, a report that addressed the issue of journalism and the news media and their role in instigating or mitigating civil conflict. The first panel includes several African American journalists who joined newsrooms in the 1960's, directly following the Report’s recommendations to increase diversity in newsrooms as a way to better communicate between conflicting segments of society.

Join us to assess the evolution of the news media in productive engagement in civil conflict over the decades.

Paul Delaney, former reporter, The New York Times
Askia Muhammad, former editor-in-chief, Muhammad Speaks
Maureen Bunyan, former news anchor, WTOP, Washington, D.C.

Moderated by Robert Hodierne, University of Richmond

Learn more and register.

This event is presented as part of the School of Arts & Sciences themed year programming Contested Spaces: Race, Nation, and Conflict. The event is free and open to the public.

A second panel will take place at 7 pm in Jepson 118.

Contact: Shahan Mufti