Join the Studio Audience

Join the Studio Audience

  • Posted on: 5 April 2007
  • By: john

Get your FREE ticket now to be part of the live studio audience for the fifth episode of "CRITICAL FOCUS: A FORUM ON MEDIA TODAY," a series of media literacy programs being co-produced by CCTV and Somerville Community Access TV. This month’s episode, on "Media and Race," will be cablecast live from CCTV on Thursday, April 12th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Limited seats are available for our live studio audience. Please call John at CCTV at 617-661-6900 x123 or email john@cctvcambridge.org for a free ticket. To read about the panelists for this episode, and the details for all the episodes in this series, please visit our site.

This month’s episode, on “Race and Media”, explores a variety of interconnected issues, including: The effects of marginal and declining minority ownership of media; how racial depictions and stereotypes in the media are changing, and what their affect is on public perception and public discourse; whether American media is doing a better job of giving more media choices and more media voice to members of different racial groups, and why this matters; and what is the media’s RESPONSIBILITY towards the subject of Race in America.

Panelists for this show include:
* Gloria Tristani, a prominent communications lawyer who served as an FCC Commissioner from 1997-2001, moved on to become Managing Director of the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, and then was tapped to be President of the Benton Foundation.
* Mark Lloyd, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, affiliated professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and founder and former Executive Director of the Civil Rights Forum on Communications Policy. Mr. Lloyd also has over a dozen years of experience as a broadcast journalist including work as a reporter and producer at NBC and CNN.
* Derrick Jackson, Boston Globe columnist since 1988, and 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary and a winner of commentary awards from the National Education Writers Association and the Unity Awards in Media from Lincoln University in Missouri. Mr. Jackson is a five-time winner and 10-time finalist for political and sports commentary from the National Association of Black Journalists.
* Ceasar L. McDowell, Associate Professor of the Practice of Community Development at MIT and Director of the Center for Reflective Community Practice, where he is also Co-Director of the Community Innovation Lab.