I’m very honored to be joining a great line up of wonderful presenters for a “News Engagement Day” event at Norfolk State University, called “Making Old News New: The Anti-Hate Revolution Still Needs to Be Televised.”
I’ll be discussing how Muslims are represented in popular US media and news coverage.
Here are the official details:
When: October 1, 2019
Where: Norfolk State University, NGE BBuilding, Rm. 101.
What: Panel session is titled “Making Old News New: The Anti-Hate Revolution Still Needs to Be Televised.” Panelists include Vincent Schilling, AKwesasne Mohawk and associate editor for Indian Country Today, Alisa Valentin, Special Advisor, Office of FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, Debra Smith, formerly of CNN and WVEC-13, and Ashley Smith, anchor WVEC-13. The main topic is covering hate when such news is becoming yesterday’s event. How do you make racist news relevant to a generation that never knew the struggles that spawned the Civil Rights Movement? Each panelist also will discuss racism against various ethnicities and groups. The panel will be more of a roundtable discussion between the panelists and the audience rather than a regular panel. The moderator is Dr. Morgan Kirby.
The event is free and open to the public.