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  • Printers Row Lit Fest
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    Trailblazer

    Dorothy Butler Gilliam, who in 1961 became the first Washington Post African-American reporter, talked about the hurdles she overcame during her career.

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    Trailblazer

    Dorothy Gilliam, the first black female reporter for the Washington Post, discussed her life and journalism career.

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  • emRemember the Ladiesem
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    Remember the Ladies

    Angela Dodson talked about her book Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, in which hse recounts the national suffrage movement and profiles many…

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  • Dorothy Gilliam Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Gilliam Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Gilliam talked about her life and career. In 1961 she was the first African-American woman to work as a reporter for the Washington Post. She later became assistant editor for the Style section and…

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  • Washington Press Club 66th Annual Congressional Dinner
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    Washington Press Club 66th Annual Congressional Dinner

    The 66th annual Congressional Dinner of the Washington Press Foundation was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. After the award presentations congressional leaders joked about the current…

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  • Covering the South
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    Covering the South

    The panel consisted of journalists who had covered the Civil Rights Movement. They focused on the time period of 1960-1964. The panelists talked about the effect that the media had in…

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  • 50 Years After Little Rock
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    50 Years After Little Rock

    To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the “Little Rock Nine,” the Newseum and the National Archives Experience presented “50 Years After Little Rock: The Media and the Movement.” The program included an…

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  • Media Portrayals of Latinos
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    Media Portrayals of Latinos

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  • Presidential Race Initiative
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    Presidential Race Initiative

    Ms. Gilliam interviewed Professor Franklin on the president’s initiative on race. He talked about some of the criticisms of the program and its progress thus far as well as media coverage…

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  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Ms. Gilliam and Ms. Sommers talked about current news stories of interest to them and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Ms. Feeney served as guest…

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  • Federal Government and Urban Revitalization
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    Federal Government and Urban Revitalization

    The National Urban League continued its annual conference with a discussion on the federal government’s role in urban development. Secretary Herman and Secretary Slater spoke to the group…

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  • US Journalism Crisis
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    U.S. Journalism Crisis

    In the first panel of a conference, “Is American Journalism in Crisis,” panelists discussed problems in the U.S. news media industry. They examined issues such media mergers, media forms,…

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  • Washington Monday Journal
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    Washington Monday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Affirmative Action in the Newsroom
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    Affirmative Action in the Newsroom

    Journalists talked about the effects of affirmative action in news gathering organizations and speculated on the results of suspending affirmative action programs.

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  • Washington Monday Journal
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    Washington Monday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Race Ethnicity and Culture
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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Panelists from varied backgrounds sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community and common values.

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  • Affirmative Action Media Coverage
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    Affirmative Action Media Coverage

    Participants talked about how major media sources cover affirmative action issues. They highlighted the language in several recent stories and took questions from the press.

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  • Media Coverage of Africa
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    Media Coverage of Africa

    Ms. Gilliam talked about how the media covers African affairs, and how this impacts African-Americans. She also talked about the need for more African-Americans in the media, especially in…

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  • AfricanAmericans and the Republican Contract
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    African-Americans and the Republican Contract

    Participants discussed their perspectives on how the Republican “Contract with America” will affect the African-American community on such issues as affirmative action and welfare reform.…

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  • Washington Monday Journal
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    Washington Monday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and |legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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