Covering Race in the Time of Obama

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
4-5:30 pm
Plaza Ballroom E
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

When the United States elected its first black president in 2008, many in the media heralded the moment as the beginning of a “post-racial” era. But what, if anything, has changed in the past five years?  Panelists will explore whether coverage of race has improved during the Obama presidency — and consider whether this coverage has influenced our nation’s conversation on racial issues. Has the absence of diversity in our media landscape influenced reporting? And how have online news outlets shaped the public discourse?


People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good