PCIM Webinar: Journalism in Times of Pandemic & Protest

Join the Park Center for Independent Media on Wednesday, July 29 for a webinar on the media environment amid the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests against racial injustice. Our speakers will review the coverage of pandemic and protests by the mainstream media and discuss if recent reporting on racial justice protests represents a shift from the traditional underplaying of race in police stories. The webinar will also explore how the pandemic is affecting independent media outlets and what should we expect in the future. 

Our panelists include editors at major independent media outlets, a correspondent who was arrested while covering Black Lives Matter protest and a distinguished scholar. Panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.


WEDNESDAY, July 29, 4–5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Register for the Zoom webinar HERE:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1euGvAERQuoyuO3UP6pHQ

Speakers:

Andrew BuncombeChief US correspondent, The Independent

Tara Conley, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Montclair State University

D.D. Guttenplan, Editor, The Nation

Amanda Silverman, Editorial Director, Mother Jones


Moderated by Raza Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media

Andrew Buncombe is chief US correspondent of The Independent. He previously reported from across Asia and before that was a correspondent in Washington DC. He is based in Seattle and is interested in politics, immigration, the environment, and the interface between technology and society. See Mr. Buncombe’s writing here


Tara L. Conley is an Assistant Professor of Transmedia Storytelling in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Her research centers Black life in the study and exploration of place, media histories, and technoculture. You can learn more about Dr. Conley’s scholarship and multimedia projects by visiting www.taralconley.org.

 
D.D. Guttenplan is editor of The Nation. He previously covered the 2016 election as the magazine’s editor at large and, for two decades before that, was part of its London bureau. His most recent book, “The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority” (Seven Stories Press), has just come out in paperback. See Mr. Guttenplan’s writing for The Nation here

Amanda Silverman is the editorial director (newsroom) based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Before joining Mother Jones, Amanda worked as a story editor for Foreign Policy’s print magazine. Prior to that, she was the deputy editor of The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter @apsilverman or reach her via email at asilverman@motherjones.com.

Raza Rumi directs the Park Center for Independent Media and teaches in the journalism department at Ithaca College. He is also a visiting faculty at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and also affiliated with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University. He has been the editor of Daily Times, The Friday Times and founding editor of NayaDaur Media.

PCIM Webinar: Journalism in Times of Pandemic & Protest

Join the Park Center for Independent Media on Wednesday July 29 for a webinar on the media environment amid the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests against racial injustice. Our speakers will review the coverage of pandemic and protests by the mainstream media and discuss if recent reporting on racial justice protests represents a shift from the traditional underplaying of race in police stories. The webinar will also explore how the pandemic is affecting independent media outlets and what should we expect in the future. 

Our panelists include editors at major independent media outlets, a correspondent who was arrested while covering Black Lives Matter protest and a distinguished scholar. Panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 4–5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Register for the Zoom webinar HERE:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1euGvAERQuoyuO3UP6pHQ

Speakers:

Andrew BuncombeChief US correspondent, The Independent

Tara Conley, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Montclair State University

D.D. Guttenplan, Editor, The Nation

Amanda Silverman, Editorial Director, Mother Jones


Moderated by Raza Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media

Andrew Buncombe is chief US correspondent of The Independent. He previously reported from across Asia and before that was a correspondent in Washington DC. He is based in Seattle and is interested in politics, immigration, the environment, and the interface between technology and society. See Mr. Buncombe’s writing here


Tara L. Conley is an Assistant Professor of Transmedia Storytelling in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Her research centers Black life in the study and exploration of place, media histories, and technoculture. You can learn more about Dr. Conley’s scholarship and multimedia projects by visiting www.taralconley.org.

 
D.D. Guttenplan is editor of The Nation. He previously covered the 2016 election as the magazine’s editor at large and, for two decades before that, was part of its London bureau. His most recent book, “The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority” (Seven Stories Press), has just come out in paperback. See Mr. Guttenplan’s writing for The Nationhere

Amanda Silverman is the editorial director (newsroom) based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Before joining Mother Jones, Amanda worked as a story editor for Foreign Policy’s print magazine. Prior to that, she was the deputy editor of The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter @apsilverman or reach her via email at asilverman@motherjones.com.

Raza Rumi directs the Park Center for Independent Media and teaches in the journalism department at Ithaca College. He is also a visiting faculty at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and also affiliated with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University. He has been the editor of Daily Times, The Friday Times and founding editor of NayaDaur Media.

See the Facebook event here

State of the Industry: NonProfit Panel Invitation

Hello,

Our next weekly “State of the Industry” virtual panel is focused on NonProfit Organizations. We have an interesting cohort of panelists with experiences within quite varied organizations and roles. I would really appreciate your help in letting students know about this opportunity to network, learn about current trends and explore career paths. If you would like to attend as well, please let me know so that I can send you the Zoom link.

The “State of the Industry: NonProfit Panel”  will be held on Wednesday, July 29th at noon via Zoom. Panelists include:

  • Jonathon Cummings ’15, Steering Committee Member, Alliance for UN South Cooperation & Global Ambassador, International Young Leaders Assembly
  • Stamie Despo, Consultant; Former Executive Director of Susan G. Komen (Charlotte, NC)
  • Donette Olivia Samuel ’14, Public Affairs Specialist/Community Involvement Coordinator, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Amy Selco ’97, Founder, Selco Strategies LLC
  • Danielle West ’13, Senior Program Manager, Project 351

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Kristin LiBritz ’98, Director

Office of Career Services

Park Center for Independent Media and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival launch International Convenings on Co-Creation in Documentary and Journalism

Ithaca, New York, 15 July: The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College (US) are launching a new international initiative to convene scholars, producers, and journalists to probe teaching cocreation during pandemic and protest.

The first international convening on Cocreation in Documentary and Journalism during Pandemic and Protest was held on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Cocreation operates on a horizontal model of collaboration rather than a top-down model of a single author or writer.

Producers and scholars of documentary, journalism, and new media explored innovative teaching strategies for small scale cocreation documentary and journalism production and theory during pandemic and protest at their universities and colleges.  

Twenty participants joined from the United Kingdom, Greece, Canada, Kuwait, Australia, Scotland, and the United Kingdom. They represented a range of institutions including California College of the Arts, York University (Canada), Concordia University (Canada), University of Rochester, University of the West of England (UK), University of Bristol (UK), University of Lincoln (UK), University of Kuwait, RMIT (Australia), University of St. Andrews (Scotland), RMIT University (Australia), University of Illinois-Champaign, University at Buffalo, Hendrix College, and Ithaca College (US), 

This event followed the international webinars on cocreation and participatory media organized by Park Center for Independent Media (Co-creation in Documentary during Pandemic and Protest, June 24, 2020, with the journal Afterimage) and the iDocs webinar at the University of the West of England, UK (Co-creating in times of corona pandemic, July 2).  

The PCIM/FLEFF initiative plans to advance conversations and collaborations between practitioners and theorists of documentary and journalism to contribute to this ongoing national, international and cross-institutional dialogue. 

More convenings are slated to coordinate with efforts at iDocs in the United Kingdom and at other journalism and communications programs internationally on this urgent topic of cocreation, pandemic, and protests across documentary and journalism.

For more information, contact Raza Rumi, rahmad@ithaca.edu or Patricia Zimmermann, patty@ithaca.edu

VIRTUAL SCREENING AND Q&A: Healing From Hate

Media Education Foundation: documentary films. challenging media.
  Healing From Hate 
This is a FREE online event, Thursday, July 23

7:30-9:00pm (ET): Watch Party
9:00-9:30pm: Live Virtual Q & A/Discussion

Please register (free) to receive the link to watch and participate in the Q & A. Join the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding on June 23 at 7:30 pm ET for a special online community screening of the documentary HEALING FROM HATE: BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF A NATION.   HEALING FROM HATE takes a riveting inside look at the work of the organization Life After Hate, a group of former Skinheads and neo-Nazis who are now working on the front lines to de-radicalize violent extremists and transform racist attitudes. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q & A with award-winning filmmaker Peter Hutchison and Life After Hate co-founder Tony McAleer, who’s featured in the film. Olivia Stokes Dreier, the Executive Director of the Karuna Center, will moderate the discussion. We urge you to join us for this special screening and discussion as America’s long-overdue reckoning with systemic racism, white supremacy, and racist violence continues to reverberate.This event is co-sponsored by the Media Education Foundation. 

REGISTER FOR THE FREE SCREENING AND Q&A

Ongoing Anti-Racist Workspaces for White-Identifying Students

07/19/20

Contributed by Samantha Elebiary

Ithaca College has been organizing virtual spaces for faculty, staff, and students to gather and reflect on the current and ongoing race relations in the United States. These spaces are designed for white-identified students to understand systemic racism in order to dismantle it, and to understand their role in this work. 

Dear students,

We are creating spaces for white-identifying students to be in community to learn, grow, challenge one another, and strive to shift from “I am not racist” to truly understanding what it means to be anti-racist in thought and practice. Whether you are just beginning your journey of understanding racism and what it means to be anti-racist or are well-practiced and disciplined at interrupting the script of white supremacy, you are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Please consider registering for upcoming workspaces that will all focus on different topics/themes within anti-racist work as a white-identifying student. You can find all upcoming events on the Center for IDEAS Engage page. You must register for each individual event in order to receive the zoom link/and any associated materials/resources. 

Upcoming Workspaces:

  • Understanding What it Means to be WhiteThursday, July 23rd, 4pm-5pm EST. Register here
  • Understanding Systemic Racism and White Privilege– Thursday, July 30th, 4pm-5pm EST. Register here
  • Understanding Race as a Social ConstructThursday, August 6th, 4pm-5pm EST. Register here
  • Understanding White Privilege – Thursday, August 13th, 4pm-6pm EST (note this is a 2-hour event). Register here

Facilitators for this ongoing series will include faculty and staff from across campus including: Joslyn Brenton, Kaylee Collins, Julie Dorsey, Samantha Elebiary, Beth Greene, Kelly Hallisy, Eileen Harrington, Doreen Hettich-Atkins, Mary Holland-Bavis, Abby Juda, Luke Keller, Nicole Koschmann, Michele Lenhart, Luca Maurer, Elyse Nepa, Mo Ordnung, Kevin Perry, Sara Rodrigues, Elisabeth Tomlin, and Jacqueline Winslow. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests for accommodations, please email CenterforIDEAS@ithaca.edu

Please join us in this work.

Sincerely,

Samantha Elebiary, BOLD Program Director, selebiary@ithaca.edu 

Elyse Nepa, Coordinator – Public Safety and Emergency Management, enepa@ithaca.edu

Jacqueline Winslow, Ed.D., Director of New Student & Transition Programs, jkwinslow@ithaca.edu

Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Prison, Racism, Reform

Friday, July 24, 2020  
11 AM in Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada)

https://ithaca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g2cmv4HVRjaQIDaeoahIqQ

Speakers:

Bruce Clarke ’67, Jessup Scholars Program

Dr. Paula Ioanide, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

Elias Beltran, PHD Student/Writing Fellow, Cornell University

Moderated by Dr. Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor, Economics

In partnership with the Ithaca College Honors program, join our faculty, alumni, and community experts in our latest Rapid Response Salon conversation that focuses on prison, racism, and prison reform around the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear their insights in an engaging live format meant to provide expert commentary.

Bios

Bruce Clarke ’67 is a graduate of Ithaca College and Georgetown University Law Center. He practiced criminal law in private practice and as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. During a sabbatical from the law, he studied acting and playwrighting in New York, and had several plays produced. He later worked at the Federal Judicial Center, the judicial branch agency responsible for the orientation and continuing education of federal judges, where he became Director of its Education Division. For the past five years he has taught in prison education programs in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Paula Ioanide is Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race & Ethnicity at Ithaca College. She is a mother, teacher, scholar, and prison abolition organizer who strives to counter the social and spiritual ills produced by systemic racism and build new worlds. She is a professor of comparative ethnic studies specializing in the role of emotions in perpetuating racism. Ioanide is the author of The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness (Stanford University Press, 2015), co-editor of P (Punctum Books, 2019) and co-founder of the journal Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics.

Elias Beltran is a PHD Student/Writing Fellow at Cornell University. Recently a case manager for justice-involved youth, former Director of an HIV/AIDS awareness program, and certified Peer Counselor, Beltran graduated with a BA in Literature and the Humanities in 2017 from the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). At Bard, his Senior Project looked at trauma, dispossession and reclamation. Interested in Caribbean literature, the Chinese in the Caribbean, postcolonialism and empire, he continues to study Mandarin Chinese and just completed the first year of a PhD in Comparative Literature at Cornell University. At 16, Elias was sentenced to a term of 30 years to Life in prison. He served 29½ years of that term.

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Exploratory Events of Interest

Hello Friends,

Good afternoon! I am sharing two links with you on events that the Exploratory Program has created, one for July 22nd and the other for July 28th:

https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php?story=20200717133313470#.XxHkIZNKi8Y

https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php?story=20200716181550462#.XxHkRpNKi8Y

The two Zoom sessions are on pivoting and resiliency. You will see that one event focuses on experiences of recent alums and the other shines a spotlight on faculty and staff. Please share liberally and feel free to invite students you think might benefit. Although the events are geared towards explorers, they may be of general benefit and interest to many of our incoming and second-year students. 

 Thank you for your attention.

Have a happy weekend.

Sincerely,

Maria

— 

Maria DiFrancesco (pronouns: she/her)

Professor of Spanish

Exploratory Program Director

Dance with Pride! July 20, 1:15 pm eastern time

IC’s LGBTQ Center’s Summer of Pride presents: DANCE WITH PRIDE, an open level virtual class taught by Aimee Rials, Assistant Professor of Dance at Ithaca College. Tune in to strengthen, stretch, and get yourself moving! All levels are welcome! Sign up to participate at https://forms.gle/ZN2yjWXcLAJebiZm9

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Luca Maurer at lmaurer@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-7394. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.