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Posted: June 17th, 2008
From Soundbites to Solutions Part Two: How the Media Influence and Reflect Political Realities

The 2008 presidential primaries brought race, gender and age issues to the front page, whether warranted or not. This second of two panels focuses on the roles and responsibilities of both the media and the public, in how they both react to and shape the political climate. Panelists include Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent in New York; William Douglas, White House Correspondent for McClatchy; Juan Gonzalez, staff columnist for the New York Daily News since 1987 and co-host of Democracy Now; Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of Communication and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania; Pamela Newkirk, associate professor of journalism at New York University and author of Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media (2000) and; Geneva Overholser, director of the School of Journalism at the University of Southern California. This event was held by the Women’s Media Center, in cooperation with The White House Project and the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (MIJE).



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