What Did We Learn About News & Protest in Summer 2020?

Lessons for Journalism and Political Communication

What Did We Learn About News & Protest in Summer 2020? Lessons for Journalism and Political Communication  October 8 6-7:30PM ET

Join SMPA on October 8th at 6 pm for a discussion on news coverage of the social uprising during the summer of 2020 that swept the nation and the world. The panelists will address several questions: How did local and national news media cover the protests? What were the obstacles? How did journalists and news organizations deal with the obstacles? How protesters engaged with the news media? What are the lessons for journalism and political communication?

Why this topic?
Continuous protests and uprisings have transfixed the nation and have become central to public discussion and the 2020 presidential campaign. Journalism and various media have played critical roles in the way protests are organized, covered and discussed.

Why now?

These issues are central to the educational mission of the School and the event will provide an opportunity for our faculty, staff and students to address them.

Why us?

The issues are at the intersection of research, practice and teaching in journalism and political communication. The program would touch on all areas of what we do and what we teach.

Moderators: 

Imani M. Cheers, SMPA Associate Director

Dave Karpf, SMPA Associate Professor

Panelists:      

Politics:

Karen Finney, SMPA Terker Fellow, Former Campaign Advisor to Stacey Abrams 

Vincent Raynauld, Emerson College

Journalism:

Molly O’Toole, LA Times

Omar Jimenez, CNN

 

Registration is Required!