Race and the Media: Recent Events

03/16/2010 - 03/17/2010

Callie Crossley, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

Location: Stapleton Lounge
Callie Crossley is a media commentator and public speaker. She frequently appears on National Public Radio, CNN, and C-SPAN. She appears weekly on WGBH-TV’s “Beat the Press,” a media criticism program which examines local and national media coverage. Ms. Crossley was a producer for Eyes On the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, the critically acclaimed documentary series, which earned her an Oscar nomination and major film and journalism awards, including the Gold Baton of the DuPont-Columbia Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. As a network television producer, Crossley also earned top awards for her health/medical stories produced for ABC News’ 20/20. Crossley balances her commentary and speaking schedule with her work as Program Manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, designing and directing the foundation’s seminar series. Through her company, CrossChannels, she consults to both journalism projects and documentary filmmakers and leads media coaching workshops. Ms. Crossley has been both a Nieman Fellow and an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University.