Media Coverage of Racial Issues
“Jeremiah Wright and Jena: Who Covered It and Who Got It Right?” was a program of the 2008 convention of UNITY: Journalists of Color, held in McCormick Place in Chicago.
A panel discussion was held on the differences in news coverage between non-traditional media and traditional media as blogs, Web aggregators, and talk… read more
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 primary sources of information. Topics included the lack of journalistic standards for accuracy and balance and how minor or obscure events become world-wide sensations. Examples discussed included the comments of the Reverends Jeremiah Wright and Jesse Jackson and the prosecution of six black teenagers in Jena, Louisiana. Michele Norris moderated.
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Eric Deggans Critic St. Petersburg Times->Television
Jim Izrael Internet Columnist TheRoot.com
Tom Joyner Talk Show Host Tom Joyner Morning Show
Michel McQueen Martin Talk Show Host National Public Radio->Tell Me More
Michele Norris Host National Public Radio->All Things Considered
Michael Pfleger Minister
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