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Black Media-Makers and the Fierce Urgency of NOW
Black Media-Makers and The Fierce Urgency of Now
The Black Lives Matter movement, the stark inequalities of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing racial resentment of the Trump Era made 2020 a uniquely challenging and uniquely fruitful year for Black media-makers. As Americans seek out more stories about race, and we are reminded over again of the myopic whiteness that has excluded Black perspectives from media, Black media-makers are the vanguard of media innovation and leadership. These media-makers work to tell stories with compassion and depth despite stagnation in industry diversity, censorship, misinformation, and the weaponization of “objectivity.” They also face police violence when covering protests, are demeaned by powerful politicians, and face an increasingly polarized American public. Yet, Black media-makers have more visibility and reach, across a greater number of platforms, than ever before and are using it to help us understand the soul of our nation. This symposium brings together Black media-makers across industries to discuss the urgency of now for Black storytellers, best practices for covering race and racial justice issues, and the future of American media.

The audience will be able to enter and exit the symposium throughout the day using your own individualized link. You will receive that link in your registration confirmation email.

Schedule:

10:00-10:15am
WELCOME + INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

10:15-11:15am
BLACK IN MEDIA NOW

11:15am-12:15pm
COVERING RACE/COVERING ACTIVISM

12:15-1:15pm, Break

1:15-2:15pm
WHITE HOUSE/BLACK JOURNALISTS

2:15-3:15pm
MEDIA FOR ADVOCACY

3:15-3:30pm
CLOSING REMARKS

Dec 4, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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