Journeys of Belonging: A Conversation on Diversity in the Media on December 6th

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December 6, 2012
9:00 amto10:30 am

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Today’s media landscape looks unlike anything before – but does it look more diverse? Join the discussion:

Journeys of Belonging: A Conversation on Diversity in the Media
Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th floor
Washington, DC
RSVP to Monica Ayala-Talavera monica@unaoc.org

In a world where newsgathering and news consumption have changed radically, one would assume that the modern media landscape reflects greater diversity in both the stories covered and the people who cover them. But is that really the case?

Bringing together senior journalists and participants in the Journeys of Belonging video series, this panel discussion will explore how well today’s media reflect cultural diversity. What new editorial initiatives strive to reflect diversity in the news? Can journalists improve understanding of diverse cultures? And if they can, is it their place to do so?

Join us for a lively and engaging discussion with journalism professionals and participants from our Journeys of Belonging video series:

Joe Klein (moderator), political columnist & editor at large, Time
Dori J. Maynard, president, Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Alicia Stewart, CNN.com Identity editor
Aziz Abu Sarah, executive director, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University
Elizabeth Birch, president of Birch & Company, former executive director of the Human Rights Campaign

Journeys of Belonging is an original multimedia project that takes an in-depth look at the personal narratives of 17 women and men of diverse age, faith and cultural backgrounds. It has been jointly developed by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the British Council, the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Institute.  Watch the videos on journeysofbelonging.org

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