What is Media Justice?

Posted on November 18, 2005

Media Tank presents
What is Media Justice? An inquiry into what a just media system looks like
Thursday, December 1
7:00 PM

Location: Temple University
Walk Auditorium (Rm. 131), Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
(enter on 13th between Cecil B. Moore & Montgomery)
Free and open to the public

From MOVE to Katrina: Covering Communities of Color in Times of Crisis

The 1985 bombing of Osage Avenue rocked the nation and its tragic legacy still haunt Philadelphia. How did journalists of color on the ground at the time of MOVE navigate the racial dynamics of this catastrophe? What was the relationship between reporters covering the story with the editorial staffs where they worked?

Fast forward to September 2005, where much of the nation is in a state of sadness and outrage at the response to and portrayal of victims in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. What stories or perspectives were not told that should have been? In the 20 years between these events, what lessons have been learned and have things changed or improved since then?

A panel of noted journalists and academics reflect on the news coverage and culture surrounding these two devastating events affecting largely communities of color. Other key stories will also be considered in how stories impacting communities of color get told and whether journalists of color are able to bring a different perspective.

Juan Gonzalez, columnist for the New York Daily News and co-host of Democracy Now!
Michael Days, editor of the Philadelphia Daily News
Linn Washington, Philadelphia Tribune
Karen Turner, Temple University Dept. of Journalism
Additional speakers TBA

More info: http://www.mediatank.org or 215.563.1100

Cosponsored by the Temple University Department of Journalism
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Media Tank is a non-profit media education organization working to provide communities with tools to understand and participate in critical decisions about our nation’s media system and culture. For more info: http://www.mediatank.org

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