Hello, Joel - kudos to you and all involved for this groundbreaking attempt at bridging gaps of race and journalistic methodology. As someone who strongly believes in directly addressing the racial divide in this nation and has interviewed some of the principals of Bloody Sunday at Selma, I think this is an excellent way to bring together students, faculty and others from historically separate cultures to interchange and document relevant perspectives that should concern everyone. Good job all around!



Rev. Kyle Huckins, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman, Commission on the Status of Minorities, AEJMC

John 16:33

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 4:36 PM, Joel Beeson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


This is a documentary reporting project on race and social justice that we

collaborated on with Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication. Please take a look. An MSU student and I did a documentary Virtual Reality piece entitled "Fractured Tour" of the persistent racial divides, white supremacy and economic distress that plagues not only Selma, but our culture.

Thank you,


Collaborative project tackles the challenges of reporting across racial and economic divides
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Joel W. Beeson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Director, WV African American Veterans Oral History Project
Reed College of Media
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

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Subject: Trailblazers of Diversity Oral History Workshop and Meeting, Wed. and Thurs., Aug. 5 & 6

Hi, MAC Division Fellow Members,

Please spread the word about:


1.       Our pre-conference Trailblazers of Diversity Oral History training workshop at 8-noon, on Wed. Aug. 5, in San Francisco: http://aejmc.org/events/sanfrancisco15/theme-sessions-wed/

We’ll go over the importance of consent forms, best audio and video recording practices (I’ll show you a blooper reel of what happens when audio goes awry), the importance of good lighting, etc.


2.       And our meeting, to go over how we can create lesson plans from our materials and what research we might begin to build. Thursday, Aug. 6:

8:15 am to 11:30 am / 039 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Business Session: Trailblazers of Diversity in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Oral History Project Moderating/Presiding: Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Texas at Austin AEJMC has been deeply engaged in ensuring diversity in journalism and mass com education. For many members, diversity is at the heart of journalism. After the 1969 Kerner Commission Report, news organizations sought to address the lack of racial and ethnic representation in their newsrooms. Organizations such as the ASNE and the RTNDA set lofty goals to achieve parity in newsrooms. Minority journalists created their own associations to encourage more from their respective groups to enter journalism, to gain newsroom promotions, and finally, to challenge unfair journalistic treatments. Today, as news organizations face issues of survival, diversity appears to have lost priority. This meeting, of the Trailblazers of Diversity Oral History Project Committee, will refine procedures, consider a post-mortem of interviews conducted so far, and plan ahead with additional interviews. All interested AEJMC members welcome.


See you in SF!




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: Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:14 PM
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Subject: Re: AEJMC Panel/Programming on Charleston, Coverage of Race



Just to chime in — this would have broad and deep interest with our members. 

George, are you going to take the lead on this? I would think that a note to Jennifer McGill asking for recommendations on how to proceed would be a first step. 

She is very helpful.

All best,



Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Journalism

UT School of Journalism

300 W. Dean Keeton (Stop A1000)

Austin, Tx. 78712-1073


Also, director, Voces Oral History Project, 

with WWII, Korean and Vietnam War Collections



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Subject: Re: AEJMC Panel/Programming on Charleston, Coverage of Race


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]> 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