By Tyrone Burke

Carleton University’s journalism program is offering a new course on journalism and race, taught by one of Ottawa’s leading voices on the subject, CBC Ottawa News anchor Adrian Harewood.

“Understanding race is fundamental to understanding our world,” says Harewood, who is also an adjunct professor at Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication.

“If you are going to tell the stories of your community, you don’t only need to understand race, you also need to understand class, gender, sexuality and disability. All of these are part of the reality of your community. You need to understand them to provide your audience with sustenance, critical analysis and insight.”

CBC Ottawa News anchor Adrian Harewood

Adrian Harewood (Photo: Annemarie Gruden)

This fall, Harewood is bringing race and diversity to the forefront in JOUR 5508 – Journalism, Race and Diversity. The new course connects Carleton students with prominent journalists working on a variety of media platforms, including web, television, podcasts and print publishing.

Some of the strongest voices in Canadian journalism are joining the course as guest speakers, including Denise Balkisoon, executive editor of of Chatelaine; Connie Walker, producer the CBC podcast Missing and Murdered; and best-selling author Desmond Cole. Before he wrote The Skin We’re In, Cole was pressured to leave his column at The Toronto Star for failing to abide by conditions that precluded his activism for black Canadians.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in , ,
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