Blackface scandal shows need for newsroom diversity, journalists say

Media and Culture

Blackface scandal shows need for newsroom diversity, journalists say

News coverage of the blackface scandal embroiling Virginia has underscored the need for greater newsroom diversity and a more nuanced understanding by the media of race and racism, a panel of Richmond-area journalists said Monday night at Virginia Commonwealth University. “I think some things go right past a lot of journalists and they don’t think […]

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The Weaponization of Social Media

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Author Emerson Brooking will deliver a talk on “The Weaponization of Social Media” as part of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture’s speaker series. Brooking is the author of “Like War” and is a D.C.-based expert on the relationship between the Internet and conflict. He will talk about […]

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Blackface, the Scandal and the Media

Monday, February 25, 2019 The Robertson School of Media and Culture will host a panel discussion titled “Blackface, the scandal and the media: A discussion about racism in Virginia,” that will feature Richmond-area journalists and VCU faculty members. The event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the University […]

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Female leadership in the age of #MeToo

Monday, March 25, 2019 Kristen Cavallo, CEO of the Martin Agency, will be speaking about “Female Leadership in the Age of #MeToo” at the next event of the Robertson School Speaker Series on Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in the University Student Commons Theater. Cavallo became the CEO of the Martin Agency in December 2017 and is the first woman […]

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Alumni spotlight: August Wallmeyer

After a long and successful career that began in local newsrooms and culminated with over 40 years of work at the Virginia General Assembly in a variety of capacities, August “Augie” Wallmeyer (BS Mass Communications ‘77/H&S) has not quietly entered retirement. Rather, he’s used his investigative and research skills to illuminate the cultural and economic […]

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GroupMODA Promotes Diversity in Fashion

“Anybody can be a model. Literally anybody,” said Phillip Volcy, a mass communications major and model for Group MODA. As VCU’s oldest fashion organization and modeling troupe, Group MODA has worked to embody and promote diversity in fashion for over 20 years. “We take on people who aren’t traditionally accepted into the modeling industry. So […]

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MATX Doctoral Program Emphasizes Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

Michael Means is a doctoral student in the Media, Art, and Text (MATX) doctoral program at VCU. His dissertation, Adaptive Acts: Queer Voices and Radical Adaptation in Ethnic American Literary and Visual Culture, examines adaptation as a method of cultural engagement. Means investigates literature-to-film and literature-to-stage adaptations of Native American, African American, and Asian American […]

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10 Under 10: Terrell Brown

Alumnus Terrell Brown (B.S.’09/MC) has been named a VCU 10 Under 10 award winner. The awards celebrate alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success, made important contributions to their community and/or loyally supported the university. Brown’s interest in broadcast TV started in high […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Alumni spotlight: Laura Arbogast DiMarcantonio

Laura Arbogast DiMarcantonio, B.S. Mass Communications ’00 and M.Ed. Adult Education and Human Resources Development ‘05, relishes the start of every new academic year as the culmination of her work recruiting the universities newest class of students. In her position as the Director of Admissions for Rutgers University School of Social Work, Laura authors the […]

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