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Shirley Staples Carter is the director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. Carter is a past president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications, a member of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Felix Gutierrez is a visiting professor at the University of Southern Californiaís Annenberg School for Communication. He is former senior vice president of the Freedom Forum and Newseum and executive director of the Freedom Forumís Pacific Coast Center in San Francisco. 

Ralph Izard is a Senior Fellow at Louisiana State University's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, and served as director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University for 12 years. He was a Freedom Forum fellow at the Media Studies Center in New York from 1998-99 and editor of the Newspaper Research Journal from 1998-2000. 

Saundra Keyes has been editor of The Honolulu Advertiser since December 2000. She is a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and represents the group on the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Neil Reisner, a veteran reporter, editor and media trainer, has over two decades of print journalism experience across both Florida and New Jersey. He teaches courses in Multi-Ethnic Reporting and Database and Public Records Reporting at Florida International University.

Clint Wilson teaches courses in media ethics, multiculturalism in mass media and Black press history at Howard University in Washington,   D.C. He has authored or co-authored five books and worked as a professional journalist for major news organizations.

Keith Woods teaches writing, reporting, editing, column-writing, coverage of race relations, ethics and diversity at The Poynter Institute. He also edits "Best Newspaper Writing," published annually by Poynter.


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