Date: Thu, Jul 9, 2020
Time: 8pm EDT
Please join us for a panel discussion on gaps in media coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement and police violence.
Introduction: Reverend Irene Monroe (Columnist & Visiting Researcher – WGBH, Boston University) will speak about the legacy of Stonewall and the lasting impact of media coverage of the watershed event.
Panelists: Keiko Hiromi (Freelance Photographer – DigBoston, others); Yawu Miller (Senior Editor – Bay State Banner); Julia Taliesin (Somerville Journal)
Hosts: Chris Faraone & Jason Pramas (DigBoston, Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism)
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
In one sense, there has been wall-to-wall coverage of the protests against police violence and misconduct since the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop last month. From cable news to local newspapers, there’s been no shortage of write-ups or images. But what’s been missing from this coverage? What well-documented history is often left out? And why? The purpose of this panel discussion is to answer those questions, and in the process to hopefully give reporters in the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism network an idea about what gaps still need to be filled.
Rev. Irene Monroe, who will speak about the media legacy of Stonewall, is a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology and can be heard on the podcast and standing Boston Public Radio segment ALL REV’D UP on WGBH (89.7 FM). We recommend the following columns of hers:
- Black lives, LGBTQ+ lives, and Pride (Boston Globe)
- The Stonewall I Remember Wasn’t Just White (Advocate.com)
- Dis-membering Stonewall (HuffPost)
And here is some background on DigBoston/BINJ coverage of police accountability and recent protests.
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