The Austin Bombings: Race and the Media

Apr 02, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the LBJ Future Forum honored the victims and reflected on the media coverage of last year's package bombings in Austin. Panelists addressed the ways in which racial biases shaped the narrative surrounding the bombings as well as strategized ideas for minimizing the reflection of biases in future news.

Participants included:

  • John Bridges, Executive Editor of the Austin American-Statesman
  • Eric Byrd, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MEASURE Austin and Director of Transitional and Supervised Independent Living, SAFE Alliance
  • DaLyah Jones, Assistant Producer for All Things Considered and evening host, KUT
  • Eric Tang, Associate Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department and Director in the Center for Asian American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Moderator: Erna Smith, Lecturer, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

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