Race in the Age of Digital Media: A Lecture by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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“It’s very difficult to know that it doesn’t matter what morals you instill in your children,” she said. “That there are certain people who will never see the value and know who they are.”

And yet African Americans raised in such circumstances understand that in so many ways they are not that far removed from the block. Many of them are just a generation away, [...]

The New Global Journalism: New Tow Center Report

Throughout the twentieth century the core proposition of foreign correspondence was to bear witness—to go places where the audience couldn’t and report back on what occurred.Three interrelated trends now challenge this tradition. First, citizens living through events can tell the world about them directly via a range of digital technologies. Second, journalists themselves have the ability to report on some events, particularly breaking news, without physically being there.  Finally, the financial pressures that digital technology have brought to legacy news media have forced many [...]

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