Join Maynard 200 Fellowship Director Odette Alcazaren-Keeley for a webcast: ‘Navigating tensions in war coverage,’ organized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) San Francisco Northern California Chapter Board of Governors DEI Committee. The virtual media panel streams live on YouTube and Facebook, at 11:30am PDT on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Panelists including former television war reporters, news and law enforcement leaders will also discuss another ongoing war at home: tensions in America’s newsrooms, in line with coverage of conflict zones:

  • Professor Lisette Poole, Former Middle East Journalist, Associated Press and The Times of London, Journalism and Communications Lecturer, CSU East Bay.
  • Adam Housley, Former War Reporter, Fox News, Former Reporter, KCPM NBC Chico and KTXL Sacramento, Former Board of Governors Member, NATAS SF/NorCAL.
  • Anthony Mata, Investigations Bureau Chief, Santa Clara County DA’s Office, Former Chief of Police, San Jose, CA.
  • Jim Jakobs, News Director, KMPH FOX26, Formerly at KCRA, KOVR, Sacramento and KNTV, Bay Area, Board of Governors Member, NATAS SF/NorCAL.
  • Moderator: Professor Bob Rucker, Former CNN National News Correspondent - San Francisco, Journalism Professor and Director Emeritus, SJSU, Board of Governors Member, Former DEI Committee Chair, NATAS SF/NorCAL.
  • Diversity Chair, NATAS SF/NorCAL: Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, Director, Maynard 200, Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

Serving as Diversity Committee Chair of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northern California Chapter, Alcazaren-Keeley will share frameworks, anchored in equity, inclusion and belonging, that serve to guide reporters, editors, and producers in covering the multi-layered contexts of the conflict in the region and at home, including demonstrations across the nation’s campuses.

Frameworks like the Maynard Institute’s Fault Lines® methodology can be leveraged by news organizations to foster inclusive storytelling driven by accuracy, balance and respect for diverse perspectives, including journalists of color in their ranks.

This upcoming virtual panel discussion is a follow-up to a previous webcast on the psychological impacts of war journalism from November of last year, titled “War Coverage: Fighting to Tell the Truth”.

More information can be found on the NATAS SF/NorCal website.