Department to Host Feb. 28 Panel on “The Press, Race, and Contemporary Politics”

Tuesday, Feb. 28


Hull house, 800 S. Halsted

From urban uprisings and the formation of black
activist movements to the tumultuous 2016 Presidential campaign, the news media have played a critical role in debates about race and politics.


Jane Rhodes, Department Head and Professor of African American Studies at UIC

Andy Rojecki, Professor of Communication at UIC and author of America and the Politics of Insecurity

Kat Chaney, President of the National Association of Black
Journalists –Chicago Chapter and EBONY magazine’s print managing editor

Charles Whittaker, Association Dean of Journalism and
a Helen Gurley Brown Professor at Northwestern University