Writing Without a Pen: Redefining Journalism in the Digital Age - PANEL

What does it mean to be professional journalist in the 21st century? Whether it’s print, digital, social, video or audio, it all boils to storytelling. As someone who’s worn several hats over the course of his media career, Anslem Samuel Rocque shares the story of his evolution as a writer and editor. Through personal anecdotes and life experiences, this presentation will provide a glimpse into journalism in the digital age.

Ad Council, CDC Launch The Power of Us, a Campaign Designed to Educate and Empower the Black Community to Continue to Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

The Ad Council, the CDC, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are launching a national campaign called The Power of Us to support Black Americans, who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new campaign is designed to inspire Black Americans to continue to make a difference to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Complex Networks, CDC & Ad Council Address COVID-19 Impact on Black Americans - PRESS

Black Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population, but nearly 22% of COVID-related deaths. That disproportionate impact led the Ad Council, the CDC, and Complex Networks to team up on a digital ad campaign, called #ThePowerOfUs, to empower the Black community with tips, resources and information to slow the spread of COVID-19 — and cope with the devastation. The campaign will run across Complex Network’s site and social channels, as well as through donated media on TikTok, Facebook, Revolt TV

Watch: Complex Premieres Documentary Before the Hashtag: Sean Bell - PRESS

He was only 23 years old, and on the day of his wedding in 2006, Sean Bell was shot and killed by five undercover officers. The shooting took place shortly after a bachelor party in Queens, N.Y. According to the New York City police commissioner at the time, Raymond Kelly, a fight broke out outside and someone shouted, “Yo, get my gun.” One officer on the scene alleged that Bell then said, “Let’s fuck him up.” An undercover officer followed Bell and his friend. “As the undercover officer appro

This New Campaign Honors Black History Heroes In A Way Like No Other - PRESS

There are many ways to honor black history icons, but one campaign is paying tribute through a unique series of powerful photos. The second annual "We Are Black History" campaign, created by the Style Influencers Group, launched Wednesday and features eight of 2016's important black male digital media influencers posing in portraits besides various historical black icons. The striking black and white images feature leading black men in the digital space from podcast producers like The Combat J

When #BlackTwitter Attacks - SXSW PANEL

Much like the public protest of the Civil Rights Era, Black Twitter can be a rallying force that can shut down Juror B37’s proposed book deal in a matter of hours or initiate the career suicide of suspected racists (we see you, #PaulaDeen). But for all its potential for good, Black Twitter has a tendency for having no chill whatsoever. When footage of the #Sharkeisha assault or #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo becomes the butt of a “joke” it reflects the true dangers of Black Twitter, where violent behavior is not only condoned but promoted for the sake of being a trending topic. This panel will discuss the dark side of Black Twitter and the social responsibility of its members.
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