The Paley Center for Media explores how media influences attitudes, behaviors, and actions, as well as shapes public discourse, on important social and cultural issues.
BET: Uniting Brands and Networks for Change
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Participants: Scott Mills, President, BET Networks Kim Godwin, Executive Vice President, CBS News Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP Damon Jones, Chief Communications Officer, Procter & Gamble Dennis Williams, SVP, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility, WarnerMedia Moderator: Danielle Belton, Editor in Chief, The Root
As our society wrestles with the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with a national election just a few months away, we find ourselves at the crossroads of history. The content we create now can inspire, and lead to permanent change. This conversation will include executives from several major brands and content providers which are leading the effort to address racial inequality, social justice, economic empowerment, and civil rights.
The Impact of Journalism: How Reporters on the Front Lines Are Keeping the Public Informed
Participants: Weijia Jiang, White House Correspondent, CBS News Omar Jimenez, Correspondent, CNN Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University; Contributing Opinion Writer, New York Times Moderator: Charles Whitaker, Dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
A conversation on June 25, 2020, about the unique challenges facing today’s broadcast journalists who are in the very midst of covering the unprecedented stories happening all around us.
Educate, Inform, and Make an Impact: The Role of Media
Participants: Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia John Kasich, Former Governor, Ohio DeRay Mckesson, Activist; Host, Pod Save the People Moderator: Charles Whitaker, Dean of the Medill School of Journalism
The Paley Center brought together leading political figures and commentators on June 8, 2020, for an essential discussion on the media coverage of the nationwide protests that followed the tragic murder of George Floyd.