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FORUM ON MEDIA DIVERSITY

Many Voices, One Vision

Issue #5
July, 2009

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Forum’s web site: www.mediadiversityforum.lsu.edu

Forum News

Research database has now 2,844 entries

Forum involves Association of Black Communicators (ABC) in research database project

Manship school to receive diversity award at AEJMC's Boston convention

Conference & meeting participation

 

Research database has now 2,844 entries

July 1, 2009 (Baton Rouge): The forum's research database of diversity-related reference materials has now grown to nearly 3,000 entries. Included in annotated bibliography format are diversity-related journal articles, books, conference papers, essays, newspaper articles, online articles and book reviews. As part of consistent updating of the searchable research database, the forum has recently added more than 800 new entries.

Most of the new entries are on the practices of media, journalism and communication in both national and international contexts. As diversity is a broad concept and diversity education and research may be better informed through a multidisciplinary approach, the forum's research database, in addition to discussions of specific practices, includes entries highlighting cultural and social issues grounded in historical and contemporary perspectives.

The main purpose of this database is to help media diversity researchers and teachers, as well as professional journalists, to find contemporary research and other sources of literature on media diversity. This database is one of the continuing projects of the Forum on Media Diversity. It may be accessed directly at http://www.mediadiversityforum.lsu.edu/searchgateway.html

Forum involves Association of Black Communicators (ABC) in research database project

In accomplishing this update, the forum worked in collaboration with the Manship School's chapter of the Association of Black Communicators (ABC), a student organization. The forum specifically recognizes the help of Krystal Buggs, Morgan Etienne, Miracle Johnson, Ryan P. Martin, Maya Moore, DâSeante Parks, Paige Payne and Laronica Scales, all students in the Manship School of Mass Communication.


Manship school to receive diversity award at AEJMC's Boston convention

The Manship school of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University (LSU) will receive the National Equity and Diversity Award from the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) at the Association's Boston convention in August.

On this occasion, LSU will also organize a special session on best practices in equity and diversity in higher education on Wednesday, August 5, at 5 p.m. Participants will represent the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Penn State University, the University of Toronto and a representative of the Martin Agency in Richmond, Va.

AEJMC introduced the National Equity and Diversity Award for the first time this year. AEJMC's News Release


Conference & meeting participation

Ralph Izard, professor of Manship School of Mass Communication, participated at the National Ethnic Media Expo & Awards organized by New America Media (NAM) on June 4-5 in Atlanta. Izard was one of the discussants at a meeting of media educators. During these sessions, educators and professionals discussed how education and the media may work together to strengthen the role of ethnic media in this country and how diversity on campus and in professional offices may be improved.

Izard and Masudul Biswas of the Forum on Media Diversity will present a paper on "A 2009 Assessment of the Status of Diversity Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Programs"at a Minorities and Communication (MAC) Division panel on Wednesday, August 5, at 1:30 pm at the AEJMC convention in Boston.

Forumís diversity resources:


Research Database

Books

Articles/Reports

Media Diversity Syllabi

Diversity Organizations

Diversity News

 

Our partners:
 

AEJMC

Gannett Foundation

Knight Foundation

McCormick Foundation

New America Media

The Scripps Howard Foundation

 


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