Around the U.S., news organizations have been reckoning with the structural racism that undergirds their newsrooms and the larger industry. At the same time, a number of scholars have been researching how racism and whiteness influence the field’s norms and practices. In this virtual Engaged Journalism Exchange AEJMC pre-conference, we will explore where efforts seeking to push toward antiracist journalism have the potential to collide — in journalism education classrooms and beyond.
In a series of lightning presentations and discussions, we will explore how journalism educators have been bringing best practices for inclusive and antiracist journalism into the classroom, and discuss how curricula may be adapted to question harmful norms and practices, and to build competencies needed for more inclusive journalism.
Diamond Hardiman, Free Press News Voices/Media 2070
Alissa Richardson, University of Southern California
Sue Robinson, University of Wisconsin
Fernanda Santos, Arizona State University
Andrew DeVigal, University of Oregon
Daniela Gerson, California State University-Northridge
Jacob Nelson, Arizona State University
Andrea Wenzel, Temple University