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Confronting Racism as Journalists

Thursday, February 8, 2018
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Wilbur Cross Building, North Reading Room

Confronting Racism As Journalists: What is the news media's responsibility?

4:30 p.m. Coffee Reception | 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Please join an important panel discussion about what responsibility the news media has to confront racism. When should journalists call something racist? 

The panelists are: 

Helen Ubinas, an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and She previously wrote for Hartford Courant as the newspaper's first Latina news columnist.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, an essayist for NBC News: Asian America and contributor to PRI Public Radio International. She is a well traveled speaker and educator on issues of diversity, race, culture and the arts.

Kevin Blackistone, a columnist for The Washington Post, commentator on ESPN’s 'Around the Horn,' and a professor of the practice at University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

The moderator is Marie Shanahan, UConn Assistant Professor of Journalism.

Sponsored by UConn Department of Journalism and Together: Confronting Racism Steering Committee.

This event is free and open to the public.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primary), Africana Studies Institute, Asian American Studies Institute, el Instituto, Humanities Institute, Together, UConn Master Calendar

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