Lots of thought-provoking issues are on the agenda, and I’ll be up for the “news media” panel at 3:40.
Domestic and international news media influence and directly affect the quality and accuracy of information being shared with the public. News coverage of events, particularly of Presidential elections, display the ways in which the media can play a role in furthering divisions between races and ethnic groups as well as ameliorating them. In the current media environment, what changes are needed to ensure inclusive and balanced reporting? How has news coverage of the 2012 Presidential election affected minority populations? What role should the news media play in solving rather than exacerbating racial and ideological problems?
I’ll be joining:
- Andrew Rojecki, author, “The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America,” and associate professor, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Antoine Sanfuentes, Washington Bureau chief, NBC News
- Juan Williams, political analyst, Fox News (moderator)
If you can’t get to the Newseum, watch the webcast starting at 8:30 a.m. April 9.