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Speaker Series panel debates "Race, Media and the 2020 Election"

Sep 24, 2020

Posted in: News

Speaker Series panel at the Robertson School: Samantha Willis (top left), Kym Grinnage (top right), Elliott Robinson (bottom left), Calvin Anthony Duncan (bottom middle), and Danita Rountree Green (bottom right).

The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University will host a virtual panel discussion, titled “Race, Media and the 2020 Election," as part of its Speaker Series. The event, which is co-sponsored by the new VCU student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), will be live streamed as a Zoom webinar from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. 

You can view the livestream via a Zoom webinar at the time of the event. You will also be able to view the live stream on the Robertson School's Facebook page at the time of the event.

Moderating the panel discussion will be Aloni Hill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism in the Robertson School, and Robb Crocker, podcaster, digital journalist, and doctoral student in VCU's Media, Art and Text program. 

Panelists will include:

  • Kym Grinnage, vice president and general manager, NBC 12
  • Elliott Robinson, news editor, Charlottesville Tomorrow 
  • Danita Rountree Green, author and Co-CEO of Coming To The Table-RVA  
  • Calvin Anthony Duncan, pastor and founder, Faith and Family Church
  • Samantha Willis, independent journalist and writer

The panelists will be answering audience questions during the event. You can post questions during the event in the Q&A function of the Zoom webinar and on the Facebook livestream as well as tweet questions during the event with the hashtag #VCURobertson. The moderators will be answering as many of your questions as possible during the event.