S.E. Cupp of CNN and Leslie Gaines-Ross of Weber Shandwick will present at the second annual Greenlee Summit, which will take place Sept. 5-6 on the Iowa State University campus. Hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, the summit will bring industry professionals, community leaders, educators and students together to discuss strategies for fostering civil discourse.
The news that caught my ear on NPR on May 23 was, “Facebook says it removed 3.39 billion fake accounts from October to March.” CEO Mark Zuckerberg “ … touted the company’s progress in curbing hate speech and graphic violence across the platform.” I found it very interesting that, “… nearly all of the … Continue reading Civility, Politics, and Social Media
Two very different people are on my mind as I consider the problem of a lack of civility in our political discourse today: U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN) and Mr. Erik Prince, Founder of the Blackwater USA Corporation. The two are very different: one a wealthy, middle-aged white male who is an advisor to President … Continue reading Responsibility for civility lies with all of us
The Greenlee Summit this fall at Iowa State University will focus on “Communications and Civility in our Democracy.” It is a timely topic (right before the Iowa Caucuses) that will engage and inform hundreds of people, many of whom work in and around communications and media. Media plays a critical role in cultivating and … Continue reading Civility in the Media, and its Role in Culture and Politics
Q&A with WOI-TV Anchor Elias Johnson and Greenlee School Director Angela Powers January 31, 2019 Elias: Why is civility in media important? Angela: We must learn to disagree with each other practicing civility and respect. Our role as journalism educators and media professionals is to practice fair and balanced reporting especially in politics and social issues. Communicating and … Continue reading Q&A with WOI-TV Anchor Elias Johnson and Greenlee School Director Angela Powers
Six. That’s how many women are running for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination in 2020. Eight. That’s how many women have ran for a major party’s presidential nomination from 1789-2016. In one election cycle the number of women pursing a major party’s presidential nomination has nearly doubled. That seems newsworthy, but that’s not the … Continue reading Women, Civility and Media in the 2020 Campaign
One contributing factor to polarization on our campuses, our towns and cities, and seemingly the whole nation, is the almost-automatic labeling of others based on a few cues. Skin color, accents, and apparel are examples of what is used to label others – sometimes as rapists and murderers and other times as righteous and patriotic. … Continue reading Labels and Civility: irreconcilable or synergistic?
The inaugural Greenlee Summit in 2018 focused on trending strategies for journalism, advertising and public relations. Its theme resonated with more than 200 professionals who wanted to connect with and keep the attention of audiences, embrace digital evolution, and better understand what channels play a dominant role in reaching our targets.