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Kojo Nnamdi in the Story Circle at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Kojo Nnamdi in the Story Circle at the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

At the 50th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Kojo Nnamdi hosted a discussion with journalists and media producers on reporting news in and about communities of color. Panelists discussed how media shape perceptions of immigrant, indigenous, and minority communities. The panel also covered the limitations of mainstream media in covering stories like police accountability, the name of Washington’s football franchise, and how ideas about objectivity are evolving in today’s landscape.

Guests

  • Sharon Shahid Writer and editor based in D.C.; interactive producer for Cortina Productions; previously worked in exhibition development at the Newseum; was part of the founding editorial staff of USA Today.
  • Simon Moya-Smith Oglala Lakota and Chicano reporter and activist; contributing columnist with CNN Opinion and culture editor at Indian Country Media Network; recently spent several months reporting from the Oceti Sankowin camp at Standing Rock.
  • Sebi Medina-Tayac Member of Piscataway Nation; grassroots community organizer in indigenous, immigration, and environmental justice movements; independent multimedia journalist and a curatorial advisor of the 2017 Folklife Festival’s On the Move program.

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