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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 12:57:08 -0400
"Wilson Ii, Clint C." <[log in to unmask]>
"Wilson Ii, Clint C." <[log in to unmask]>
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I concur with those who believe this action is ill advised. I suggest this issue be taken before the "council" ASAP and a reconsideration of its operations be addressed at the Denver convention.

Dr. Clint C. Wilson II
Professor of Journalism and
Graduate Professor of Mass Communications and Media Studies
John H. Johnson School of Communications
Howard University
From: FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Petra Guerra [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 10:08 AM
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Subject: Re: Fw: AEJMC: Obama's Promised "Change" Lacks Transparency

I have no information about this "council" I would also like to seehow it is compose, racially and otherwise. I do not think that AEJMC can make political decisions without ME knowing and having a chance to decide yea or nay on those decisions. I also agree, there are so many other things to thnik about.

Petra Guerra

From: FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of FELECIA ROSS [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 8:56 AM
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Subject: Re: Fw: AEJMC: Obama's Promised "Change" Lacks Transparency

Dear All:

    What is the President's Advisory Council? Who gets to be on it. I need to be informed, if not reminded, of the procedures of sending public statements such as the one criticizing President Obama. I've honestly not seen any statements other than this one. I agree with Dwight that there are loads of other public statements (critical or praiseworthy) that we can make concerning journalism.

We can look at this as an opportunity for us all to get even more involved in how our organization positions itself when taking public stands.

          Felecia Ross

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From: "Dwight E. Brooks" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 7:53 am
Subject: Re: Fw: AEJMC: Obama's Promised "Change" Lacks Transparency
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> Anita & Colleagues,
> This is the result of the President's Advisory Council that was formed last year. This is something Carole Pardun wanted to do and spoke on during the business meeting last August in Baltimore. While the statement does not necessarily offend me, I find the choice of topic for the release dubious at best. I can think of lots of equally or more demanding issues on which AEJMC could have taken a position: I may be mistaken but this is the first stance for the committee. If it is the first, it has failed miserably in my opinion. If not, I'd like to see any previous statementsBut why not:
> 1. Fox news as abandoning the practice of journalism in favor of right-wing advocacy?
> 2. A statement on the hypocrisy of the tea parties?
> 3. The Arizona immigration law
> 4. The ongoing lying and hypocrisy of the Republican members of Congress (and some Democrats too)?
> 5. Heck, there is a proposed bill in Michigan that would bar journalists from covering certain politics events without taking some sort of test or obtaining a "license"--a true slap at First Amendment rights of journalists. (I've just brought this to the attention of the PF&R Committee)?
> 6. Did I mention the Arizona immigration law?
> 7. Sarah Palin--when has she held a press conference?
> 8. That Rand Paul guy in Kentucky and his position on civil rights?
> 9. BP (and its response) and the oil spill in the gulf? Or was this penned two months ago?

> My last question is, what do we say/do in response to this? Can committees within AEJMC respond to its own leadership or issue its own position statements? I don't know who is on this so-called presidential advisory committee, but there statement does not represent my concern or perspective and I am approaching outrage when I think about all of the more central issues that were ignored over this false outrage over Presicent Obama's lack of pressers.
> Dwight

> Dwight E. Brooks, Ph.D. > Professor and Director  > School of Journalism > College of Mass Communication > Middle Tennessee State University > Murfreesboro, TN 37132 > Tel: 615 494-8925 > e-mail: [log in to unmask] >  >