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PLENARY PANEL CHAIR/PRESENTATION: Feeling Race in the Public Eye: Media and Race during the Trump Era

August 13 @ 12:30 am - 2:10 pm

Event: Plenary Panel Chair/Presentation at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Date/Time: Mon, August 13, 12:30 to 2:10pm
Title: “Feeling Race in the Public Eye: Media and Race during the Trump Era”
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Salon E

This panel brings together media scholars and commentators to talk about race and reporting in Trump’s America. The present moment calls for urgent commentary and information about the myriad important civil- and human-rights issues at risk under the current administration, including voting, policing, equity, and education. Yet attacks on civil rights have gone hand-in-hand with overt and subtle broadsides against journalists and journalism. President Trump continues to attack reporters and new outlets with whom he disagrees, while at the same time launching all-out assault on time honored notions of truth and transparency. This behavior is unlike anything we’ve ever seen from a U.S. president in modern memory, raise alarms about the implications for US Society a free press and free speech are compromised. And, while the implications of this aggression are felt across the media spectrum, this panel will address the specific implications of the present moment for journalists and scholars who report about race and ethnicity.