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"Ferrier, Michelle" <[log in to unmask]>
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Ferrier, Michelle
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:12:46 +0000
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Hi Sue,
Ohio University Scripps College of Communication is embarking on a project as part of the Media Deserts Project work called "Media Corps". The idea is to use geotagged scholarships, matched by local community funds, to support the education of young journalists. These journalists then commit to 1-2 years of news and information coverage in their communities (like AmeriCorps, Teach for America, etc). 

By geotagging the scholarships, we avoid making the scholarships race-based, but accomplish similar goals in drawing applicants from underserved and underrepresented communities.

What if every school looked at the media deserts around them and offered similar scholarships to their journalism programs? Just a thought...

Let me know if you'd like more information.

Imagine Better,
Michelle Ferrier

From: FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Sue Robinson <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 12:54 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: "Must Reads" for CSM and MAC members

Thanks for sending these links!!

I have a related question. A friend from the Kettering Foundation is
looking to find out which journalism programs are:

"explicitly dealing with race, class, social justice, etc. in specific
courses or even lines of study. How are students prepared to deal with
these important issues, story lines? Does anyone focus on this?"

If you or you know of any School that offers this kind of work to
undergrads, could you PM me at [log in to unmask]

Thanks! And feel free to forward to any relevant list serves as well!!

Sue Robinson

On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 10:18 PM, George Daniels <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> CSM and MAC members,
> I wanted to call everyone's attention to a new report that apparently was
> released last week on the minority journalists' pipeline, published in an
> article on the Columbia Journalism Review's website.
> Alex Williams, a doctoral student in the Annenberg Program at Penn, has done
> some analysis of data from Annual Surveys of Journalism and Mass
> Communication Enrollments and Graduates, which up until last year were
> produced by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass
> Communication.
> You can read the results in Williams' post entitled "Why Aren't There More
> Minority Journalists?" at the following link:
> There have been a number of postings/online publications over the last year
> that are relevant to the mission of the Commission on the Status of
> Minorities and those of us who do research on diversity that is presented in
> the Minorities and Communication Division.  Here are three more that we all
> should see:
> 13 Top Editors On How They Think  About Diversity in Their Newsrooms
> Building A Diverse Newsroom Is Work
> Research: Minority Numbers Slide, Women Make Gains  (Latest RTDNA diversity
> data released last Monday)
> As we gear up for the conference in 10 days, I'm wondering will there be
> time in our division/commission member meetings to look at some of these
> reports and what CSM and MAC can do in the area of PF&R, Teaching and our
> Research"
> Questions to consider:
> --  Are we considering these analyses in our planning and prioritizing
> "diversity" in our various journalism and mass communication schools and
> departments?
> -- To what extent are we as an organization reaching OUT to students such as
> Mr. Williams for whom journalism/mass communication is NOT their primary
> research area?
> -- What is the status of the Annual Surveys, which, to my knowledge, were
> not conducted this year as ASJMC locates a new home for these surveys?
> -- Where in our JMC programs are we being intentional about teaching
> students HOW to BUILD NETWORKS, if, in fact, networking is the barrier that
> is keeping minority students from having success in getting hired?
> George L. Daniels, Ph.D.
> Assistant Dean
> College of Communication and Information Sciences
> The University of Alabama
> Box 870172
> Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0172
> (205)-348-8618

Sue Robinson, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5148 Vilas Hall
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706