I'll be contributing the global/blogging/caribbean perspective to this forum on Brooklyn journalism this Saturday November, 18 at the Brooklyn Public Library. I'll be making a presentation with slides. Should be fun! You can click on the flyer to enlarge but here's the info just in case:
A WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER 35TH ANNIVERSARY SPEAKERS' SERIES PROGRAM
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Voices of Freedom
The Role of Black Newspapers from 19th Century Weeksville to the Present
Saturday, November 18, 2006 • 2 pm • Free
Central Library, Brooklyn Public Library • Grand Army Plaza
The Freedman's Torchlight, a publication of The African Civilization Society, originally founded by African Americans as an antislavery organization and later became solely dedicated to educating Black citizens, was one of America's first Black newspapers. Today, many Black newspapers exist. What shapes the content of Black newspapers and how have they transformed lives? What types of social, political, economic and spiritual networks have been created through print media? What is the future of Black journalism? What is the potential of Black media? These and other topics are the focus of this fascinating panel presentation. Panelists include Alice Backer, blogger and Francophonia editor, Global Voices • David Greaves, cofounder, Our Time Press • Patricia Young, Ph.D., professor, University of Maryland • Moderator: Allison Keyes, reporter, National Public Radio.
Directions to Central Library: Subway—2/3 to Grand Army Plaza or Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum; Q to 7th Avenue • Bus—B41, B69, B71 (B45, B48, B67, 2-4 blocks)
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