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  • emAmericas Heritage Statue of Libertyem
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    America's Heritage: Statue of Liberty

    A film from the 1950s titled America’s Heritage: The Statue of Liberty was shown. On October 28th 1886, one hundred and twenty five years ago, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the…

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  • Multimedia Journalism
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    Multimedia Journalism

    A panel discussion was held on the transition of broadcast journalists onto multiple media. Topics included the eroding walls between media, quality issues, and effects on panel members…

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  • Media Coverage of Racial Issues
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    Media Coverage of Racial Issues

    A panel discussion was held on the differences in news coverage between non-traditional media and traditional media as blogs, Web aggregators, and talk radio challenge television and newspapers as…

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  • Media and National Security
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    Media and National Security

    Ms. Ifill moderated a discussion on the role of the media in the upcoming presidential election. They discussed media coverage of foreign policy, the war in Iraq, the media’s need to…

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  • Broadcast Ownership Regulations
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    Broadcast Ownership Regulations

    Experts from various fields of media talked about broadcast ownership regulations and media consolidation issues. After their presentations they answered audience members' questions.

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  • Civil Liberties Issues
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    Civil Liberties Issues

    Participants talked about the state of civil liberties in the U.S. and media coverage of the Patriot Act. Among the topics they addressed were privacy rights, law enforcement investigatory…

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  • Minorities in the News Media
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    Minorities in the News Media

    Ms. Dominguez spoke about the inroads minorities have made in the news media in the last several decades as well as the obstacles that remain. She described current disparities in…

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  • Minorities in the News Media
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    Minorities in the News Media

    Mr. Parsons talked to students about diversity in the media. Among the topics he addressed were minority staffing at various levels of the news industry, media coverage of the 2004 campaign…

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  • Media and National Security Issues
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    Media and National Security Issues

    Secretary Powell talked to minority journalists about promoting global democracy, threats to international security, and aid programs in Africa. Following his remarks he answered questions…

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  • Bush Campaign Speech
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    Bush Campaign Speech

    President Bush addressed the conference on diversity in society and diversity in media newsrooms. Other topics included testing school children in the basic subjects, school choice, and tax…

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  • Kerry Campaign Speech
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    Kerry Campaign Speech

    Senator Kerry spoke to minority journalists about his presidential campaign. Among the topics he addressed were themes of unity, the state of the economy, civil liberties, efforts to combat…

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  • Unity 2000 Rally
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    Unity 2000 Rally

    Participants criticize the two major political parties for being obligated to corporate interests because of campaign contributions. They condemned the Republican Party on its abortion,…

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  • Covering Affirmative Action
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    Covering Affirmative Action

    The panelists discussed media coverage of race issues and racial politics, particularly affirmative action. They talked about California’s Proposition 200 that would have banned preferences…

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  • Magazine Cover Selection
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    Magazine Cover Selection

    Participants discussed how they determine the cover for their magazines. They focused on their subscriber bases, what interests their readers, and what issues are important at the time.…

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  • Minorities and the Media
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    Minorities and the Media

    Mr. Yarnold presented the initial findings of the “National Time Out for Diversity” project. Forum participants discussed diversity in news organizations and how it affects news coverage of…

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  • Color and Credibility Town Hall Meeting
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    Color and Credibility Town Hall Meeting

    In a town hall meeting held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, journalists, community representatives and media advocates debated how accurately and credibly the media can…

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  • Minority Editor Interview
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    Minority Editor Interview

    During Unity '94, a gathering of minority journalists, Mr. Boyd talked about his career as a journalist and his goals and responsibilities as assistant managing editor of the New York…

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  • Immigration Backlash
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    Immigration Backlash

    This was a portion of the Unity '94 conference of minority journalists. This session involving hispanic journalists focused on the recent backlash against immigration, especially illegal…

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  • Minority Journalist Interview
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    Minority Journalist Interview

    During Unity '94, a gathering of minority journalists, Ms. Chan talked about her life and her journalism career. She described the investigative work for her prize-winning story about the…

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  • Political Correctness and the Media
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    Political Correctness and the Media

    Minority journalists held a series of sessions focusing on a wide range of issues concerning minorities in the newsroom.

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