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Journalism, Media and Race: Reporting Responsibly in 2020

What is the role and responsibility of journalists covering race-related topics? What are newsrooms doing, or what can they be doing, to support and elevate anti-racism?


As part of our ongoing Connect, Inspire, Create speaker series, please join the College of Arts, Media and Design and the School of Journalism for a panel discussion featuring three award-winning alumni currently working in the field of Journalism: Tyler Blint-Welsh (’19), Danae Bucci (’20) and Michael Frisby (’77). They will be sharing their experiences as well as what they have seen happening in the field up to this point. The discussion will be moderated by School of Journalism Professor and Director, Jonathan Kaufman, and will be followed by a Q&A session. Learn more about each of our panelists below and we encourage you to submit questions along with registering for the event.

Please note: In order to receive the Zoom access information on the day of the panel, kindly register at the bottom of the page.

The Panelists:

Tyler Blint-Welsh ’19
The Wall Street Journal

Tyler Blint-Welsh is a reporter and photographer focusing on culture for WSJ Noted, a recently launched digital magazine for the Wall Street Journal aimed at covering what it’s like to be young in today’s world. Before joining the Journal, he covered topics ranging from music, sports, fashion, and local news for publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is an alumnus of the College of Art, Media and Design’s School of Journalism.


Danae Bucci ’20

Danae Bucci joined the WJCL 22 News team as a reporter in May of 2020. She is a graduate of Northeastern University’s College of Arts Media and Design where she studied journalism. While at Northeastern, she won two New England Emmys (one Best College/University Newscast Emmy for a student newscast and one Best College/University Short-Form Non-Fiction Film Emmy for a mini-documentary) and worked as a news writer for WHDH, a Meet the Press intern at NBC News, and a content strategist for iFactory. She has written for a number of newspapers including the Colorado Springs Gazette, Gannett Newspapers, Artistry Magazine.


Michael K. Frisby ’77
Frisby & Associates

Michael Frisby, President of Frisby & Associates, is an award-winning journalist, who spent 22 years as a newspaper reporter, including seven years as the White House Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. In 1998, Mr. Frisby was awarded the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award from the White House Correspondents Association for outstanding coverage of the Clinton presidency. Previous to joining the Wall Street Journal in 1992, he spent 10 years as a political reporter with the Boston Globe. He also worked as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Dayton Daily News. Currently, Mr. Frisby is President of Frisby & Associates, a public relations firm based in Washington, DC.


Jonathan Kaufman
School of Journalism

Jonathan Kaufman is a Professor and Director in the School of Journalism. Prior to joining Northeastern, he held senior positions at Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe. As Bloomberg’s Executive Editor for Company News, based in New York, Kaufman oversaw more than 300 reporters and editors worldwide covering business, health, science, education, and international news. Under his leadership, Kaufman’s team at Bloomberg won numerous awards including a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, several George Polk Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, the Osborn Elliott Prize of the Asia Society, and the Education Writers Association Grand Prize.

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