Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality Catherine Squires' new book African Americans and the Media will be published in November. The book, published by Polity Press, provides an overview of the past, present, and future of African Americans in U.S. media and their struggle to gain racial equality in media.
Institute for New Media Studies director Nora Paul was interviewed by CNN for the story, "Neda: Latest iconic image to inspire," published on June 24, 2009. The story deals with iconic images captured throughout history (and most recently during the Iranian election protests) by amateur photographers and videographers. Read the story.
Citizen journalists play critical role in Iran
With the mainstream media banned from Iran, coverage of the protests is now left to the protesters... SJMC professor Jane Kirtley, director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota, says the role of the citizen journalist in Iran is critical right now.
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Schwitzer recently made headlines with his findings for the Kaiser Family Foundation Report on the state of health journalism. Watch an interview with Schwitzer about the Kaiser report.