What is the role of Black Media today?

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WHYY’s “Radio Times”

What is the role of Black media in the 21st Century? That question was the focus of a recent conference at Temple led by Lori Tharps, assistant professor of journalism. “We’re beyond the point of ‘Hey, I cover black issues so you should listen to my radio show,'” said Tharps. Black media, like all media, needs to go above and beyond what consumers expect. It needs to be innovative, she explained.