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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - July 23, 2012

Race and the American Media

Joseph Torres, Senior External Affairs Director, Free Press; co-author, News for All The People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media

When we think about the history of media in America, it’s easy to think of it in terms of technology – from the rise of newspapers to radio to television to the Internet and beyond. Or you could look at media as a vehicle for reflecting and even contributing to social change – from Colonial-era newspapers encouraging the American Revolution to TV cameras bringing the civil rights movement into 1960s-era living rooms. But there are other ways to examine media in America. Joseph Torres, along with co-author Juan Gonzalez, recently placed the history of media under a different sort of prism – that of race. In their book News for All The People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, Torres and Gonzalez explore how America’s racial divisions have played a major role in the development of our media system. Joseph Torres will appear at this week's Grassroots Radio Conference in Champaign/Urbana.

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - January 03, 2012

Daisey Bates: First Lady of Little Rock - A Documentary Film

Daisey Bates: First Lady of Little Rock: A Documentary Film, shown on PBS Stations and January 3, 6:00 PM CST, Champaign Public Library

Daisey Bates: First Lady of Little Rock: A Documentary Film, shown on PBS Stations and January 3, 6:00 PM CST, Champaign Public Library

With Sharon La Cruise (Documentary Filmmaker)

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - April 28, 2009

Vandalism to Art at the University of Illinois Native American House

With Robert Warrior, Ph.D. (Professor, English Department and Director of American Indian Studies Program, University of Illinois), and , and Edgar Heap of Birds (Artist and Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma)

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