Thursday, Oct. 14: “The Race Beat: History and Legacy” panel

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host a panel discussion Oct. 14 with acclaimed reporters and editors who covered the American civil rights movement. “The Race Beat: History and Legacy” – part of the Nelson Benton Lecture Series at the school – will be held in the Carroll Hall auditorium Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The event features the co-authors of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Race Beat,” Hank Klibanoff and Gene Roberts. Klibanoff, former managing editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and former deputy managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, will moderate the panel. Roberts, former editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and former managing editor of The New York Times, will be a panelist.

The other panelists are Hodding Carter, UNC professor of public policy and former editor of the Delta Democrat Times (Greenville, Miss.); Joe Cumming, former Atlanta bureau chief for Newsweek; and Moses J. Newson, former executive editor of the Baltimore Afro-American and former reporter at the Tri-State Defender in Memphis, Tenn.

For more details about this event, please see the School of Journalism and Mass Communication website.

Interested in learning more about the book?
check it out!
– see the New York Time’s book review
listen to NPR’s conversation with co-author Klibanoff

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