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Ethnic Studies

9th Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium

Date: November 9 2012 1:45pm - 3:15pm Location: Templeton Campus Center

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Templeton Campus Center

Panel Discussion
1:45-3:15 pm, Stamm

Whose News?: Race, Reporting, and Identity

The news of Trayvon Martin spread via smaller news outlets and non-traditional media like blogs, Facebook, and Twitter before major news providers picked up the story.  This panel will examine the ways in which both traditional and newer media—newspapers, blogs, radio, and other media technologies—express, promote, and gain attention around race and the politics of identity.  Additionally, these panelists will address the significance of having different media outlets for different racial and ethnic communities.  How do publishers and journalists think about and write to their audiences?  How do news and social media affect the development of personal and community identities?  Last, this panel will consider the impact of social media and the Internet on the coverage of issues related to racial justice and the kind of access people now have to information and opinion as a result of this media explosion.

Moderator: Mitch Reyes, L&C Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies, and director of Ethnic Studies program
Lisa Loving
, news editor, The Skanner News
Sarika Mehta
, KBOO APA Compass
Lee Shaker
, Assistant Professor of Communication, Portland State University, “Audience Fragmentation and Identity”
Maileen Hamto
, editor, Colors of Influence

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