- Separate But Equal? The Future of a Separate Black Media in the 21st Century
- January 30, 2013 5:00 pm
- January 30, 2013 7:00 pm
- Annenberg Hall atrium
2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, United States
More than 100 years ago, Ida B. Wells, one of the first investigative journalists and one of the first black women to edit and own a newspaper, earned the nickname “Princess of the Press.” She said, “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” The Black Press was important at the turn of the 20th century, what is its significance at the turn of the 21st century?
In conjunction with the Moonstone Arts Center, the Temple University School of Media and Communication’s Department of Journalism and the Temple Association of Black Journalists are hosting a panel discussion on the future of the black media as part of a city-wide celebration of Wells, an activist, educator and journalist.
Panel participants include Kierna Mayo, editorial director, digital for Ebony.com; Irv Randolph, managing editor of the Philadelphia Tribune; Stephanie Renee, program director at WURD; and Vernon Odom, veteran reporter at 6ABC. Lori L. Tharps, assistant professor of journalism, will serve as moderator.
Expect a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion about the state of black media today, its projected future and enduring legacy. Panelists will describe how they’ve managed to survive and thrive in today’s crowded media landscape as well as the challenges they continue to face. We will discuss the reasons why some segments of black media are stronger today than they were 10 years ago, while others fail. And we will try to define just who black America is, anyway.
Light refreshments will be served after the discussion.