The Media Activism Research Collective (MARC) will be hosting Khadijah White (Rutgers University) to discuss her ongoing research and new book titled, The Branding of Right-Wing Activism: The News Media and the Tea Party (Oxford University Press). The title of her talk is: "Right-Wing Activism, Race, and News - The Tea Party and the Media." Lunch will be provided based on RSVP.
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Khadijah Costley White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Previously she worked as a journalist on an Emmy-nominated team at NOW on PBS and has served as a White House intern on President Obama’s Broadcast Media team.
White researches politics, activism, and the representation of race and gender identity in media. Her book manuscript, The Branding of Right-Wing Activism: The News Media and the Tea Party is a multi-platform study that examines the rise of the Tea Party in online, print, broadcast, and cable news; it will be released by Oxford University Press in September 2018. She has conducted ethnographic media research in the United States, Australia, and South Africa. She has also published her work in books, academic journals, professional blogs, and presented her research at conferences around the world.
In 2007 the National Association of Black Journalists and United Nations awarded her a reporting fellowship to Senegal, where she interviewed President Abdoulaye Wade and other national leaders. She also received the University of Pennsylvania Women of Color at Penn Award and a Emerging Diversity Scholar award from the University of Michigan. In 2014, she was nominated for a CBS Philly Women's achievement award.
White's writing and commentary on topics such as race, social movements, news, and politics has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Root, Huffington Post, BBC, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times, Quartz, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and others. She is also a regular contributor to the online magazine Role/Reboot