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Chapter Meeting

How Bias is Influencing Your Communications

2/22/2018 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

The University Club of MSU (map)

Recognizing bias that leads to mis- and under-representation of People of Color internally and externally is the first step to producing media that is culturally aware and relevant to diverse audiences. With the use of case studies, learn how media bias ultimately influences world views — distorted or not — in your communication, marketing and PR approaches, and what you can do to change it.


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Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., tenured Professor in Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, has a dozen best paper awards from international communication associations and 100+ honors and screenings for her documentary films and other creative scholarship that include the Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for coverage of social justice issues from the Asian American Journalists Association, Radio Television Digital News Association Edward R. Murrow and Unity awards, two national Broadcast Education Association Best of Festival Awards, Top 25 Public Vote recognition for an exhibit in ArtPrize, three regional Emmys ®, and a handful of Society of Professional Journalists, Michigan Association of Broadcaster and Michigan Associated Press Editors’ Association awards. In October 2017, the Filipina Women's Network recognized her with a "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award" in the category Innovator and Thought Leader.

Zeldes obtains small- and mid-sized grants to support her work as well as the work of her creative teams. She was also invited to speak at two Tedx events and featured for her social justice scholarship on MSU’s “Spartans Will” campaign.