February 7, 2014--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will welcome National Public Radio TV Critic Eric Deggans to campus Thursday, Feb. 20, where he will speak on "Media, Race and Stereotypes" at 3 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic and author of "Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation," which takes a look at how prejudice, racism and sexism fuels some elements of modern media. Deggans hosted CNN's media analysis show, "Reliable Sources," in August 2013 and received the 2013 Legacy Award from the National Association of Black Journalists Arts & Entertainment Task Force. He is a contributing author to the 2013 textbook "The New Ethics of Journalism."
The event is sponsored by the Banks Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and the UWRF Journalism Department. For more information, call the Journalism Department at 715-425-3169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.