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"Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie" <[log in to unmask]>
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Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:41:40 +0000
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Hi, all,
One possibility is to use the existing interviews from our Trailblazers of Diversity Oral History Project -- to develop lesson plans. They are here:

Most of the folks interviewed have indexes for their interviews as well. They ALL address issues of class, social justice, race.  Who is good at putting together exercises that use these interviews?

We have many more interviews to do -- and if you are able, please contact [log in to unmask] to sign up. He'll have equipment in San Francisco. Our consent forms, etc. are at:

Just got one in recently conducted by Linda Shockley, the ME for the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. She's awfully busy, but she did a wonderful interview for Trailblazers.

So, please step up -- let's come up with lesson plans for these to help our students understand diversity -- and do an interview or two for the project.

All best,

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Texas School of Journalism
1 University Station A1000
Austin, TX 78712-1073

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From: FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lillie Fears
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 3:19 PM
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Subject: Re: "Must Reads" for CSM and MAC members

Sounds like we might have a jump start on a panel idea for 2016 with this article George has shared with us.  One use for pitching this idea might be how to infuse all of these ideas into J- Education so as to strategically increase the numbers in newsrooms in coming years. 

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> On Jul 27, 2015, at 11:54 AM, Sue Robinson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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 
>> iversity-in-newsrooms#.iynnnJB2w
>> Building A Diverse Newsroom Is Work
>> d6d014b
>> Research: Minority Numbers Slide, Women Make Gains  (Latest RTDNA 
>> diversity data released last Monday) 
>> ains
>> 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