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Multimedia Journalist Farai Chideya To Speak At Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — During her 20-year career as a journalist, Farai Chideya has combined media, technology and social justice to produce award-winning stories on some of the nation’s most important issues.

Chideya will give a free public talk on “How Social Media and Citizen Journalism are Changing the Media Terrain and the World” on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Ithaca College’s Park Hall Auditorium.

From 2006 to January 2009, Chideya hosted NPR’s “News and Notes,” a daily national radio show devoted to covering African American issues. A multimedia journalist, she has been an ABC News correspondent, “Newsweek” reporter and MTV News staffer and has contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC and BET. In 1995 she founded PopandPolitics.com, one of the longest continuously operating blogs. She also blogs for the Huffington Post.

Chideya is the author of several books on the intersections of race, media and politics, including “Don’t Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans,” “The Color of Our Future: Race in the 21st Century” and “Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters.” Last year she published her first novel, “Kiss the Sky.”

Her lecture is sponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM). Based in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, PCIM is a national center for the study of media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate structures.

For more information, contact PCIM director Jeff Cohen at jcohen@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1330.




Originally published in News Releases: Multimedia Journalist Farai Chideya To Speak At Ithaca College.


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