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MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - Great Ideas Change the World

Race, Politics, and American Media

 


The collapse of print and other traditional news and the rise of celebrity culture have contributed to the sharp decline of in-depth stories involving race and society, say these speakers in an illuminating discussion replete with personal anecdotes.

 

Juan Williams
News Analyst for NPR; Political Analyst, Fox News Channel

J. Philip Thompson
MIT Associate Professor of Urban Politics, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

David Thorburn, MIT Professor of Literature, and Director of the MIT Communications Forum