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"Stringer, Sharon" <[log in to unmask]>
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Stringer, Sharon
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:14:41 +0000
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Greetings all,
Ideas for  an AEJMC session are good and I wish that we had the time to address them all. However, CSM has already scheduled its lone programming slot for the conference and the deadline for the program book has passed.  The CSM panel will include Marquita Brown, Cristina Azocar, Cathy Jackson, Sharon Bramlett-Solomon and a San Francisco journalist who will discuss historical and social justices issues in media reporting. The discussants will consider west coast issues and beyond.  The session is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m.

Please make plans to join us.  I suspect many of the points raised here will be addressed.

Sharon Stringer, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Lock Haven University, 603 Robinson

From: FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Kyle Huckins [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:49 PM
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Subject: Re: AEJMC Panel/Programming on Charleston, Coverage of Race

Thanks for your post, George, and all those responding to it. I'm writing my weekly secular newspaper column on faith on Charleston and I've also been blogging and doing social media on it (as a Caucasian who's preached in the AME before and in another predominantly black denominational church last Sunday, too).

I think a panel or other venue such as George suggests would be excellent. To me, there are several issues here. One is covering the ongoing racial tension in the nation that's got people as taut as I've ever seen. Another is news media depiction of the victims and alleged or convicted actors in racist incidents and how white privilege may play a role in same. A third is journalists' near-complete neglect and lack of understanding of minority-related spiritual and civic groups. Yet another is how news media can play a constructive role in helping citizens and their governing structures move forward proactively in the wake of the Emanuel shootings and other regretful race-related news. I bet there are other noteworthy aspects, too.

I hope to talk shortly with CSM Chair Sharon Stringer on this idea for a special spot in San Francisco for discussing such important matters, and I definitely support MAC being part of the conversation as well. Additionally, I would like to hear more discussion on our listservs on the idea.



Rev. Kyle Huckins, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman, CSM/2nd Vice Head, MAC

Revelation 7:9

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Catherine Squires <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
I won't be at the conference, but I think this is a very good idea.



Catherine R. Squires, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Studies
Director of Graduate Studies, GWSS
University of Minnesota
Author of The Post-Racial Mystique<> (NYU Press, 2014)
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On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 5:32 PM, George Daniels <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
AEJMC Colleagues,

Apologies for the double-postings for those of you on both the MAC and CSM listserv.  Wanted to pitch some type of programming during our San Francisco Conference about the events in Charleston and even more important, our media's coverage of race and the ethical issues involved.

Today our NABJ President Bob Butler issued a statement acknowledging the "long-needed national dialogue" about race, but took issue with Don Lemon's handling of the issues regarding the use of the so-called n-word and the Confederate flag.

Here's a link to Bob Butler's statement...

In the past, AEJMC Programmers have allowed for "late-breaking" or HOT TOPICS panels to be added to the program when major issues arise that have an impact on what we're teaching in the classroom and the contributions that we as mass media scholars can make.   As final revisions are made to the San Francisco Program,  perhaps there' s a window for a session on this topic?

I wanted to gauge interest among those in MAC and CSM and perhaps explore the possibility of offering some programming for our upcoming conference on this issue.  This certainly touches our PF&R interests as well as what we do as teachers and researchers.


Perhaps our MAC and CSM Leadership could weigh in and suggest how we might proceed.

George L. Daniels, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
College of Communication and Information Sciences
The University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172