Oct. 8-11 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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Tuesday, October 10 • 9:45am - 10:55am
Kerner Commission, 50 years later

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On March 1, it will be 50 years since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, shook the news media with its declaration that "the journalistic profession has been shockingly backward in seeking out, hiring, training and promoting Negroes." What did the news industry get right in heeding the commission's recommendations? Where do we go from here?

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Richard Prince

Journalist, Journal-isms.com
RICHARD PRINCE, a former Washington Post journalist, writes “Journal-isms,”a column on diversity issues in the news business at journal-isms.com and TheRoot.com. He was an editorial writer and columnist at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., returned to the Post as a part-time foreign desk copy editor and is a member of... Read More →

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Paul Delaney

Retired senior editor / Co-founder, Retired from The New York Times / NABJ
PAUL DELANEY served as senior editor and as a reporter in Washington, Chicago and Madrid for The New York Times. Delaney was a co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Minority Media Executives, was an editorial writer at the Bal... Read More →
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Al Fitzpatrick

Retired editor / Former vice president of diversity, Akfron Beacon Journal / Knight Ridder Inc.
ALBERT E. FITZPATRICK, retired vice president for diversity at Knight Ridder and former executive editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, was a member of ASNE’s Minorities Committee when ASNE introduced its diversity goals in 1978. He has been NABJ president and chairman of the Natio... Read More →
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Dorothy Gilliam

Formerly with The Washington Post
DOROTHY BUTLER GILLIAM was the first black female reporter at The Washington Post, where she worked as a reporter, assistant editor and columnist. She created the Post’s Young Journalists Development Program. She chaired the board of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education... Read More →
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Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Journalist, PBS NewsHour
CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT helped train African American reporters in the first program to help meet the Kerner Commission’s recommendations. She has worked at The New Yorker, The New York Times and the “PBS NewsHour,” and covered South Africa for NPR and CNN.  In 1961, she became th... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:55am
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

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