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Roundtables on Race
54 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 5: The Audience -
Season 1: Race and the News Media Episode 5: The Audience In this week’s episode of “Roundtables on Race,” the Rev. Kathy Walker hosts a conversation on the relationship between news media and us, the audience and the consumers of information. She is joined by guests whose expertise in this field is unparalleled: Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of both the American Press Institute and the Media Insight Project; Jeffrey Gottfried, senior researcher at Pew Research Center; and Jacob Nelson, assistant professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and author of Imagined Audiences: How Journalists Perceive and Pursue the Public.
38 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 4: Setting the Tone -
Season 1: Race and the News Media Episode 4: Setting the Tone In this episode of "Roundtables on Race," host the Rev. Kathy Walker explores the media's role and responsibility in "setting the tone," especially in respect to potential conversations news reports can encourage. She is joined by guests Paul Cuadros, an award-winning investigative reporter, author and professor at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media; Ralph Shaw, morning host at WTOB radio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, whose decades-long career includes time as a news director, assignment editor, reporter, news anchor and contract news correspondent in both radio and television; and Skip Foster, former president and publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat, during whose 30-year career he was often called a consummate newsman.
32 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Episode 3: Representation in the Newsroom -
Season 1: Race and the News Media Episode 3: Representation in the Newsroom In this episode of "Roundtables on Race," host the Rev. Kathy Walker discusses representation in the newsroom and the difference it makes in reporting. She is joined by two guests whose careers in the news have ranged from the local to the national. Bervette Carree is the news director at ABC11-WTVD in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Her nearly 20-year career has included time as an executive producer at NBC and CBS affiliates as well as lead producer at CNN and HLN in Atlanta. Adrian Walker is an associate editor and columnist at the Boston Globe, whose 30-year career includes being an integral part of the Globe’s 2017 Pulitzer-finalist team and their series on race in the Boston area. (And if you noticed a similarity in name with our host, yes, there is a relation – Kathy and Adrian are siblings!)
51 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Episode 2: The Making of a Journalist -
Season 1: Race and the News Media Episode 2: The Making of a Journalist In this episode of "Roundtables on Race," host the Rev. Kathy Walker explores training and what goes in to the making of a journalist. She's joined by two guests who have a deep knowledge of and a hand in educating budding journalists: Dr. Tracy Everbach, professor at the University of North Texas' Mayborn School of Journalism and author of Testing Tolerance: Addressing Controversy in The Journalism and Mass Communication Classroom; and Dean Susan King, dean of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media and former reporter and news anchor whose career included serving as a White House correspondent for ABC News and reporting for CBS, NBC and CNN, as well as hosting the “Diane Rehm Show” and “Talk of the Nation” for National Public Radio.
44 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Episode 1: A Look at History -
Season 1: Race and the News Media Episode 1: A Look at History Welcome to Roundtables on Race, the podcast that seeks to explore the relationship between race and the many facets of our society. With your host, the Rev. Kathy Walker, we’re excited to begin our season of exploration of race and the news media. It’s not just the first episode of the season, but our very first episode of the podcast, and we’re glad you’re on this journey with us. In this episode, we start our conversation on race and the news media with a look back at the historical context. By gaining a deeper understanding of how people of color have been portrayed in the past, we’ll be better able over the course of this season to see how historical actions have influenced – and continue to influence – the news media today. We’re delighted to be joined today by two guests with a wealth of knowledge on this topic: Dr. Trevy McDonald, associate professor and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media; and Professor Andrew Rojecki, professor of communication and political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-author of the award-winning The Black Image in the White Mind.
42 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Pilot Episode -
Welcome to "Roundtables on Race," the podcast that seeks to explore the relationship between race and the many facets of our society. In our pilot episode, we explore how to have difficult conversations no matter what the topic. Host the Rev. Kathy Walker is joined by the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church (known to many as the "Royal Wedding Preacher"), the Rev. Charles Robinson, founder of The Project for Deeper Understanding, and Father Christian Anderson, co-host of "A Priest and a Rabbi."
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