This conversation will focus on Black representation in mainstream media outlets,
as journalists and decision-makers are paramount in the continued fight for racial
equity and social justice.
Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Ph.D., APR, Assistant Professor in Public Relations, LSU Manship
School of Mass Communication, Moderator
Jarvis DeBerry, Editor, States Newsroom, Louisiana
Brandi Harris, Morning Anchor, WBRZ News 2
Angel Jennings, Assistant Managing Editor for Culture and Talent, Los Angeles Times
Marc Spears, Senior NBA Writer The Undefeated
October 22 | Centering The Citizen in Politics: Understanding Your Role in the Political
Process | 3:30 p.m. CST
Democracies were founded on the role of citizen led government. As politics have evolved, many citizens feel left behind by the political process. In her book with co-author Dr. John Gastil, Manship Alumna Dr. Katie Knobloch highlights the creation and implementation of the Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) as a permanent governing body in Oregon. “Hope for Democracy: How Citizens Can Bring Reason Back Into Politics,” features citizen activists who developed the CIR and key participants at the inaugural CIR. Currently working on creating more community based projects that center the citizen in politics, Dr. Knobloch will join the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs for a virtual event to discuss the book, her passion for centering the citizen in politics, and how young people view their role in the political process.