Minorities and the Media: Why Do They Keep Getting It Wrong? on September 20 at AARLCC
Submitted Steve Vinik
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Before you stride to the ballot box in November 2012, take a side trip to the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). The library’s fall lecture series is titled: “Engaged Voters: Making Sure Your Vote Counts.” Each of the eight lectures will feature a seminar and panel discussion with time for Q&A. Light refreshments will be served at these free events.
Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Minorities and the Media: Why Do They Keep Getting It Wrong? – a panel of experts from Florida International University, the Westside Gazette and South Florida Times will provide a spirited debate about how minorities are positively and negatively portrayed in the media.
Robert Beatty is the publisher of the South Florida Times, one of the largest African-American and Caribbean newspapers in Florida. He is also a member of Adorno & Yoss, the nation’s largest, certified minority-owned law firm.
Bobby R. Henry, Sr. is the publisher and CEO of the family-owned Westside Gazette, with 41 years in the newspaper business. His father and mother established the paper in 1971 and Henry continues the family tradition of publishing a “Positive Paper for Positive People.”
Neil Reisner, M.S., is an associate professor at Florida International University. He was a daily newspaper reporter/editor for 25 years, working at The Miami Herald and The Record in Bergen County, N.J. He joined the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at FIU full time in 2005, after previously serving as an adjunct professor at FIU, Columbia University and Rutgers is in FIU faculty advisor.
Please don’t vote blindly. Visit this beautiful library location and engage your mind through this positive program. The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is located at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale; phone (954) 357-6210.
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