A piece on the Poynter website has the headline: "Journalism educators: It's time for a heart-to-heart about mentoring students of color." Writer Barbara Allen wrote that we've known for years that we need more people of color in newsrooms. She said journalism educators can play a large role in making that happen.
Shop Talk panelists Will Buss and Rajvee Subramanian, who are both journalism educators, discuss their thoughts on the issue.
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.