3rd Annual Black Male Media Project – More than Mugshots: Changing the Narrative of How Black Men are Portrayed in Media
June 1 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
3rd Annual Black Male Media Project
More than Mugshots: Changing the Narrative of How Black Men are Portrayed in Media
Join the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists for “More than Mugshots: Changing the Narrative of How Black Men are Portrayed in Media” Saturday June 1, 2019 at WBAL-TV, 3800 Hooper Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212
(NOTE: RSVP and government issued ID mandatory for attendance)
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This Charm City event is part of the 3rd annual National Association of Black Journalists Black Male Media Project.
The Baltimore NABJ chapter’s panel discussion will focus on the role and responsibility of news organizations in accurately portraying Black men.
Far too often websites, newscasts and above the fold newspaper stories lead with mugshots of Black men. Sometimes mugshots are even used to identify victims of crimes. What goes into the newsroom decisions that lead to this kind of coverage? What’s the impact of these images on the community as a whole?
Our panel will dissect this issue and come up with a solution to possibly remedy this problem in Baltimore.
MODERATOR: Stan Stovall, WBAL-TV 11 News Anchor
Kondwani Fidel, @KondwaniFidel, Author & Community Activist
Andre Hepkins, @AndreHepkins, WBAL-TV 11 News Anchor
Adam Jackson, @SmartBlackMan, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
Aaron Maybin, @AaronMMaybin Artist, Teacher & Former NFL Player
Karl Nelson, @kpnel2, Intern Media CEO/Founder
John-John Williams IV, @popcouturejjw4, The Baltimore Sun Reporter
HERE’S A LOOK AT OUR PREVIOUS #InspireBlackMen EVENTS
2018 – Athletes, Activism and Community: Sports as a Platform for Change
2017 – Baltimore Black male media professionals stress the need for newsroom diversity and access