Schedule of Events
Thursday, January 19, 2017
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. | Opening Remarks
Session 1 - A Transatlantic Perspective: Media Portrayals of Minorities | 12:30 - 2:10 p.m.
- Media Portrayals of Muslims in the US and the UK: How Bad Are They, Really?
Erik Bleich, Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College
- Shaping Immigration News: Comparisons to the US, France, and Norway
Rodney Benson, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Session 2 - A North American Perspective: Racial Politics in the Media | 2:20 - 4:00 p.m.
- Strong Views, Virality, and the U.S. Media Environment
Bertram Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College
- Framed: Media Coverage of Racial Minorities in Canadian Politics
Erin Tolley, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Evening Program - Muslim Girls Making Change Slam Poetry | 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
*location: Dana Auditorium
Friday, January 20, 2017
Session 3 - A Local Perspective: Vermont Journalists | 11:00 - 12:15 p.m.
- Adam Federman, Journalist at VT Digger
- Jessica Aloe, Journalist at the Burlington Free Press
- Gaen Murphree, Journalist at the Addison Independent
- Moderator: Angelo Lynn, Editor and Publisher at the Addison Independent
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch provided
Session 4 - A Campus Perspective: Objectivity, Op-Eds, & Freedom of the Press | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
- Claire Abbadi, former Editor-in-Chief of The Campus
- Ellie Reinhardt, current Editor-in-Chief of The Campus
- Brandi Fullwood, Editor at Middbeat
- Moderator: Bertram Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753