Reporting on Race, Gender and Ethnicity Workshop

Friday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Hudson Center Room 200B

The Department of Journalism and the Banks Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry host the second annual Reporting on Race, Gender and Ethnicity Workshop. The one-day workshop is for journalists from the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin, as well as UW-River Falls campus media.

Participants will examine the role that race and ethnicity play in newsrooms and reporting; develop strategies for dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; and develop guidelines for recruiting a diverse news staff.

Register now! Cost for the workshop is $30. Student members of UWRF campus media will be admitted free, but must still register. Register online at the UWRF Marketplace.

The workshop will take place in the Hudson Center in Hudson, Wis.

Workshop presenters

Eric Deggans

Eric Deggans is National Public Radio’s first full-time television critic and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, a book that examines how prejudice, racism and sexism fuel some aspects of modern media.

Lillian R. Dunlap

Lillian R. Dunlap is CEO of Communication Research Enterprises in St. Petersburg, Fla., and an affiliate faculty member of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Reporter at desk

Media, Race and Stereotypes

The day before the workshop, join Eric Deggans in a discussion about how news media report on race. The presentation on “Media, Race and Stereotypes” is set at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Kinnickinnic River Theater, third floor of the University Center on the UWRF campus. Admission is free.

For further information

For directions and a map to the Hudson Center, visit the center’s website.

More details about the presentation and the workshop are available by contacting the Department of Journalism by telephone at (715) 425-3169 or by emailing

Sponsored by the Banks Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and the UWRF Department of Journalism