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Engaged Journalism Exchange-AEJMC preconference: Toward an antiracist journalism education
Connecting research, practice, and the classroom to push toward more inclusive journalism
August 3rd, 2021
2:30 ET- 4pm ET
Around the U.S., news organizations have been reckoning with the structural racism that undergirds their newsrooms and the larger industry. At the same time, a number of scholars have been researching how racism and whiteness influence the field’s norms and practices. In this Engaged Journalism Exchange AEJMC preconference, we will explore where efforts seeking to push toward antiracist journalism have the potential to collide—in journalism education classrooms and beyond.
In a series of lightning presentations and discussions, we will explore how journalism educators have been bringing best practices for inclusive and antiracist journalism into the classroom, and discuss how curricula may be adapted to question harmful norms and practices, and to build competencies needed for more inclusive journalism.
Celeste Gonzáles de Bustamante, University of Arizona
Diamond Hardiman, Free Press News Voices/Media 2070
Alissa Richardson, University of Southern California
Sue Robinson, University of Wisconsin
This Engaged Journalism Exchange (
) preconference is supported by the Agora Journalism Center/Gather, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Temple University's Klein College, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and AEJMC's Participatory Journalism Interest Group.
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