"Black, White, and (Un)read": Exploring how media can avoid ignoring and/or misrepresenting minority audiences in their coverage

Monday, January 17th, 2022 from 9:00am to 10:30am (CT)


NOTE: Online registration for this event has closed, but you can still participate! Please email community.engagement@lawrence.edu and include the session title in the subject line for a Zoom link. 

Join Professor Tamara Buck (Southeast Missouri State University) for a lecture that explores how on-campus news media often ignores and/or misrepresents minority audiences. 

Professor Buck's lecture will be immediately followed by a panel discussion on how those same patterns of behavior can be avoided in local, regional, and national coverage. Our panel will feature Prof. Buck, Nathan Heffel (Host, Colorado Public Radio), Henry Sanders, Jr. (CEO and Publisher, Madison365), and Larry Gallup (Editor, The Post-Crescent). Please see below for full bios.

NOTE: All participants will receive a Zoom link upon registering. The passcode for this session will be emailed to all registrants on Sunday, January 16th. 

Professor Tamara Buck is a former journalist and public relations practitioner and proud native of the Missouri bootheel. She is also a teacher, scholar, and author who has been recognized for her work as faculty adviser to the Arrow student newspaper. She has been highly called upon as a presenter and trainer on the need for improved media diversity and inclusion inside newsrooms and within news content. Her mission is to inspire and encourage her students and residents in the region to learn and experience all they can, then share their gifts to the region, the state, and the world.  

Nathan Heffel ('02)
is a graduate of Lawrence University with a degree in government. He is currently a host on "Colorado Matters," a daily interview radio show on Colorado Public Radio News. CPR News reaches hundreds of thousands of listeners across the state each week. He is also a station manager for KRVG FM, a commercial music station in Western Colorado. Prior to his current role, Nathan was an editor for NPR's "All Things Considered" in Washington D.C. He worked closely with hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, and Mary Louise Kelly to bring their radio features to air. His work in journalism has been recognized by the AP, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated. He resides in Western Colorado with his husband William, their daughter Maya, and Pepper - their Australian Cattle Dog. 

Larry Gallup is editor of The Post-Crescent and digital news director for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, the group of Gannett news organizations in northeast and central Wisconsin. He has lived in Appleton since 1992 and has had several editor and management roles at The Post-Crescent and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. He’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate and previously has worked at the Wisconsin State Journal and Duluth News-Tribune.

Henry Sanders, Jr. is founder, CEO and Publisher of Madison 365 which launched in 2015. For nearly twenty years, Henry has been a force for community development, economic development, and entrepreneurship in the Madison area, in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. He worked for the City of Madison and then-Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin before joining the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce as Vice President. In that capacity, he started the Small Business Advisory Council, Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the African American Black Business Association. Sanders is also the founder of the young professionals organization Madison Area Growth Network (MAGNET), Madison Network of Black Professionals, and Capacity 360, a government relations firm that brought more than $15 million to Wisconsin businesses. Henry ran a statewide campaign for Lieutenant Governor in 2010 and in 2011 joined the Obama Administration as the Small Business Administration’s Region V Advocate, speaking up for small businesses across six states. In 2018, Henry was named InBusiness Magazine’s 2018 Startup Company Executive of the Year, was given the Amigo Award by LaMovida Radio and was named Outstanding Experiential Learning Host by the Madison Metropolitan School District for allowing students to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Summit. He serves on the Board of Directors of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and chairs its Membership Advisory Council.

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