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I am teaching our core graduate communication theory course this fall @UNCHussman. I have taught it once before, and it is clear that our field is long overdue for a reckoning with race and ethnicity. THREAD
As a field not only are we overwhelmingly white and from the global north, but questions of race, ethnicity, and power have been far from our analysis. Not in every corner of the field, but at the center of it; especially in political communication and journalism.
In reviewing my previous communication theory syllabus, it is clear that I have personal work to do as a professor when it comes to ensuring that my courses have a developed racial analysis.
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Below are some important readings on media and race focused on case of the US that @MeeraSelva1 and I have recommended to @risj_oxford, we are always looking for more recommendations.

Beyond the ones we've put on the list, some others I have read or revisited in recent days 1/3
@engagedscholar "Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression"…

C. Squires "Post-Racial Mystique"…

@LawrenceRegina "Politics of Force"…

P. Chakravartty et al #CommunicationSoWhite…
Also, of course, industry research w/important, basic, brute empirical realities, like these

Newsroom employees are less diverse than U.S. workers overall…

As news business takes a hit, the number of black journalists declines… 3/3
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Managing #academic transitions in a time of #COVID19, a long ass, compiled thread focused on preparation, not panic, particularly for #TeamRhetoric and #CommunicationSoWhite folks:
1. Repeat after me: ASYNCHRONOUS DIGITAL MINIMALISM, WITH VIDEO LECTURES OPTIONAL. @AimiHamraie, who is an expert in cultivating care, is right to push us to think more correspondence courses less classrooms. Social justice and digital infrastructures demand the former.
1a. There's no need to reinvent the wheel or rush going online any more than absolutely required. Here are great resources on online teaching and access from experts in the area to get you started:… and…
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