Video/Web Telecast: Race and Class in Mainstream News

Posted by on April 5, 2002

Join us in-person, on cable, or on the web “Drive-by Shooting: Race and
Class in Mainstream News” Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm

The CTC VISTA Project, The Community Media and Technology Program at the
College of Public and Community Service, UMass/Boston, and the Greater
Boston Broadband Network invite you to a presentation and discussion
with Charlotte Ryan, CoDirector of the Media Research and Action Project
( at the UMass/Boston Instructional Technology

“Drive-by Shooting: Race and Class in Mainstream News” is a media
literacy presentation and discussion about how, through daily news
coverage, mainstream media presents preconstructed preconceptions of
workers and communities of color that are reproduced as facts. The
presentation will track this stereotyping process, then describe
organizing efforts to challenge problematic coverage.

Charlotte Ryan is a former community organizer and labor organizer and
author of “Prime Time Activism, Media Strategies for Grassroots
Organizing” as well as CoDirector of the community-university MRAP
partnership committed to building communication for social change.

Please join us for this program at 2:00 in Presentation Room 3 in the
basement of Healy Library at the Harbor Campus and be part of the live
audience. Or, if you are in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, or
Lowell, tune in to your local cable access station from 2:30 to 4:30.
Or if you are anywhere in the world and have access to the World Wide
Web, check out the program and concurrent chat at

Peter Miller
The CTC VISTA Project

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