Lewis: Acknowledge Different Interpretations of Events

by Justine Dodgen Today we’re continuing our discussion of how there is frequent evidence of racial bias in how violence is portrayed in the media. We have been asking faculty members to respond with their ideas for how we, as consumers of news or members of the media, can “do better” at recognizing and overcoming this…

Sloane: Recognize that Race is Implicit to our Society  

by Justine Dodgen Last week, we introduced the topic of how there is frequent evidence of racial bias in how violence is portrayed in the media. We said that we would be asking faculty members to respond with their ideas for how we, as consumers of news or members of the media, can “do better” at…

Race and Violence in the Media- What Do We Need to Do Better?

by Justine Dodgen In the aftermath of the terrible massacre of nine black members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last month, many noted the troubling difference in how the media has depicted the suspected killer, a white man, and suspects of other races or religions in similar past events. Many questioned (here, here, and…

Road to the White House: Politics, Media and Technology

The Final Discussion of Spring 2012 Featuring: Dan Schnur, Director, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Geoffrey Cowan, Director, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy Dan Mazmanian, Director, USC Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Government and the Public Enterprise Moderated By: Aaron Wong, President, USC College Republicans Aaron Taxy, Membership Director,…