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  • Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton at emThe Atlanticem Festival
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    Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton at The Atlantic Festival

    In this portion of The Atlantic Festival, venture capital investor Arlan Hamilton talked about the importance of diversity in the technology industry.

  • Ford Foundation Hosts Conference on Diversity in the Media
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    Race Relations and Media Diversity

    The Ford Foundation hosted a conference at the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit on the state of race relations and the media, with a focus on the 1968 Kerner…

  • Discussion on Muslims in the Media
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    Muslims and the Media

    Panelists talked about coverage of Muslims in the media and how American Muslims could add their voices to national conversations. The president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council made…

  • Media and the AsianAmerican Community
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    Media and the Asian-American Community

    Journalists who specialize in covering stories about the Asian- American community talked about the challenges in pitching stories about Asian Americans in the newsroom and covering the…

  • emJuan in a Hundredem
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    Juan in a Hundred

    Otto Santa Ana talked about his book, Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News, in which he takes a critical look at the coverage of Latinos on the U.S. evening news. This…

  • Washington Journal Media Coverage of Ferguson Missouri
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line for St. Louis area residents, were open for viewer commentary on the topic “Your View of Media Cover of Ferguson.” Hadas Gold talked by telephone about the media’s coverage…

  • History of AfricanAmerican Images in the Media
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    History of African-American Images in the Media

    Emory University African American Studies professor, Nathan McCall talked about the history of negative African-American images and portrayals in the media. Professor McCall’s lecture spanned…

  • News Media Coverage of Racial Issues
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    News Media Coverage of Racial Issues

    Panelists talked about the treatment of race by the news media and combating stereotypes. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Juan Williams moderated. Charlie Firestone then…

  • Federal Communications Commission Issues
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    Federal Communications Commission Issues

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell spoke on a wide range of issues, including the national broadband plan, freeing up spectrum for smart…

  • Media and Popular Culture
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    Media and Popular Culture

    Panelists talked about media and popular culture. This program was part of an Aspen Institute symposium on the state of race in the United States.

  • In Depth with Ishmael Reed
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    In Depth with Ishmael Reed

    Ishmael Reed talked about his life, work, and career. Topics included the role of the media in American society, race relations past and present, and the impact of the election of President…

  • Soledad OBrien Remarks
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    Soledad O'Brien Remarks

    Soledad O’Brien talked about diversity on television. She also talked about her career and experiences in television news. She also responded to questions from the audience.

  • Gerald Boyds emMy Life in Black and Whiteem
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    Gerald Boyd's My Life in Black and White

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Robin Stone discussed Gerald Boyd’s My Life in Black and White: Race and Power at the "New York Times".

  • Women and Minorities in the Media
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    Women and Minorities in the Media

    Journalists and academics talked about the representation of women and minorities in the media. Topics included the digital divide, how to increase media presence, and . Following their…

  • emBurying Don Imusem
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    Burying Don Imus

    Michael Awkward talked about his book Burying Don Imus: Anatomy of a Scapegoat (University of Minnesota Press; August 20, 2009). An African-American university professor and self-declared feminist, he…

  • Race Media and the Obama Presidency
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    Race, Media and the Obama Presidency

    The Reverend Al Sharpton and Rachel Noerdlinger moderated a panel of journalists who spoke about media coverage of race, particularly during the 2008 presidential election and under the Obama…

  • QA with Lynette Clemetson
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    Q&A with Lynette Clemetson

    Lynette Clemetson talked about The Root, a website of news and commentary about politics, social issues, and the arts geared toward an African-American audience. She also spoke about her…

  • 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…

  • Telecommunications Issues
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    Telecommunications Issues

    Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) talked about current regulatory issues including diversity on the airwaves, minority ownership, and the future of women in the…

  • Media Ownership Rules
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    Media Ownership Rules

    Commissioner Copps talked about his opposition to the current effort by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin to relax media ownership rules. He responded to a vido clip from October…

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