Detroit 67 Media Coverage: Then and Now

July 29 2017 | 10:00am to July 30 2017 | 11:55am

On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorder, which came to become known as the Kerner Commission, to look into what happened in the summer of 1967. This “Detroit 1967 Media Coverage: Then & Now” panel series will dissect the Commission’s findings and recommendations around the news media.

An expert panel of journalists and community leaders - including Rochelle Riley, Kim Voet, Sheila Cockrel, Keith Owens, Jamon Jordan, Tim Kiska and Ike McKinnon - will gather for a stimulating conversation on the Kerner Report’s critique: “What did the Kerner Commission Report say about the news media?” and “Have media outlets adopted the Kerner Report’s recommendations?”

Admission is free!

Hosted by the WGPR Historical Society and the National Association of Black Journalists, Detroit Chapter.