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The role storytellers of color play in today’s political climate

March 14, 2017

Given that objective truth is under siege in America and U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized media as the “opposition party,” I’ve been thinking a lot about the role storytellers — particularly journalists — play in today’s fraught political climate.

Is our approach to news still effective (i.e. informing the masses)? If not, how do we go about reengaging the public? And what is our responsibility to the public?

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Media Film Television Beyond

Searching for yourself on screen

Growing up in North America as a person of color, I rarely saw myself reflected on screen. The times I did manage to catch a glimpse of someone who looked like me, they were inevitably caricatures of human beings, full of stereotypes and devoid…

May 26, 2015