Diversity and Inclusion

Practical Ways to Create Inclusive Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) Programs [Video]

Practical Ways to Create Inclusive Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) Programs

0:00 Introduction
0:00:04 ACEJMC Accredited programs have to begin reframing media history through a multiculural lens
0:01:44 Training students to be competent multicultural communicators
0:02:34 Faculty have to learn to approach reserch in a more inclusive manner
0:03:30 Faculty participated in the Maynard Institute’s Fault Line diversity training
0:04:26 Required Inclusive Leadership in Communication course – Lead with a Spirit of Inclusion
0:06:54 Examples of DEI integrated throughout the Elon University School of Communications curriculum
0:08:54 DEI inititatives must be assessed: pre and post test cultural competency for students, faculty, and staff

Rochelle L. Ford, PhD, APR, who is dean of the School of Communications at Elon University, joined “Breaking News with Media Leaders” and provided details on how Elon University strives to allow their students, faculty, and staff to be their whole selves through practicing inclusive excellence. Learn what the 2010 AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award winning program is doing now practically to ensure cultural competency for its students, faculty, and staff.

Dean Ford served as an administrator and professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and at Howard University. Dr. Ford has championed the diversity agenda within the public relations industry through her research, articles, grants, teaching, and service. She was inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society and is a PRWeek Hall of Fame Inductee.

“Breaking News with Media Leaders” provides media and journalism career advice from industry and educational leaders. It is a Q&A style show that aims to help students, mid-career professionals, faculty members, and mid-level managers get the knowledge needed to advance or pivot in their careers.

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