"The Media and Race in the Era of Donald Trump" Will be Topic at Norm Brewer First Amendment Lecture Feb. 28

February 20, 2017 - Keith Woods, vice president for Diversity in News and Operations at National Public Radio, will be the guest speaker for the sixth annual Norm Brewer First Amendment Lecture at the University of Memphis. The lecture will be held Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the University Center River Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Woods will discuss "The Media and Race in the Era of Donald Trump." He joined NPR in 2010 after serving as dean of faculty and director of diversity at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla. Prior to that, Woods was city editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where he directed an award-winning series of articles on race in America. He also is the co-author of The Authentic Voice: The Best Reporting on Race and Ethnicity, which was published in 2006.

The lecture, held in memory of longtime Memphis journalist Norm Brewer, is sponsored by the UofM Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and the student chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.

For more information, contact Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism, at 901.678.3669 or o.sanford@memphis.edu.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey