Journalism and Ethnic Media in our Communities

07/21/17 Journalism in our Communities
Segment: D Report
Participants: Anthony Victoria, Journalist for Inland Community News Source with EL Chicano Newspaper
Broadcast Air Date: 07/21/17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org

Discussion Points:

– How do you get into journalism?
– What is the importance of journalism, media and ethics?
– How do you structure and article?
– What is the inverted pyramid of journalism?
-Is journalism a ” watch dog” for the community?
– What is the pulse of the community?
– What are the issues of the area?
– What is the Inland Community News Source?
– El Chicano newspaper started out of UC Riverside in 1969?
– Who is Gloria Macias Harrison?
-What are human interest stories?
– What is the role of journalism in or society?
– Has the public become skeptical of journalism?
– Has the media become distrusted?
– Have the standards changed?
– Has information become distorted?
– Has the ethical standard become abandoned?
– Does Journalism stigmatized the poor, and people of color?
– Is he media focusing on sensationalism over the local coverage of events?
– Did we grow up think of journalists as truth seekers?
– Wasn’t the news always guided by the mantra, “If it bleeds, it leads?”
– At what does the truth seeker become a sales person?
– Is new reality of journalism one that must content to the market forces?
– What is the news media trying to tell us about our society by only focusing on the sensational?
– what is media literacy?
-How do you observe the news cycle?
– How to you decide for your yourself what questions to ask?
– do we still have choice of different news outlets?
– What is the role of the hyper local news?
– Do we still have the ability of chose, even within the overriding corporate news conglomerates?
– What are the tools of analysis for media literacy?
– Have we become encapsulated in our own perspectives?
– Are we creating a self-fulfilling cycle of self-validating information?
– Do we have to listen to different news perspectives that annoy us in order to catch the story?
– How do we train ourselves to take in difficult discourse in order to reach an approximation of objectivity?
– It’s not that they are not saying somethings that are factual, it’s how they say them?
– Do we have an obligation to become informed of the wider conversation?
– Where does the hyper local media fit in within the national media fighting for our attention?
– How does social media factor into the conversation regarding journalism?
– Are people on social media unknowingly becoming journalists?
– what messages are being produced and presented?
– I traditional journalism being challenged by social media journalism?
– How do people tell their own stories?
– Established media publications are having to compete with citizen journalists?
– How can news articles only get a few “likes,” yet an online post gets thousands of likes?
-The small publications have to adapt to the different formats of sharing a message.
– Do social media citizen journalists also follow the same standards, guidelines and ethics as traditional journalism.
– What is the roles of ethnic media in community news.
– How does the small ethnic media that publishes weekly, stay alive as it battles against the large mega media corporations?
– How are people disrupting the formal venues of journalism?
– Is the new media operating user different standards and ethics?
– Is journalism being modified?
– What is the format for an article?
– What is the issue?
-What is the source?
– What are the facts?
– What is the difference between objective and subjective journalism?
– What is Gonzo Journalism?
-What is the future of ethnic media?
– Is it fair to believe that journalism is based on facts?
– What happens when you don’t need newspaper press, radio or broadcast station to publish?
– How to distinguish the difference between credible and non-credible sources, when the presentation looks the same?
– Is the new age of media being rushed to get information out?
-Is it a rat race, trying to get to the cheese first?
– How do we all engage in the art of journalism when we share our stories online?
– Imagine if you knew how to produce a news story?
– What if you want to start a conversation?
– Have things become easier with new mediums of communication?
– How does the uncertainty of net neutrality affect journalism?
– What would happen if more people looked towards their local communities for sources of information and told their own stories?

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Community Magic

Segment: D Report
Participants: Diana Flores, San Francisco Housing Rights-based Organizer and Artist
Broadcast Air Date: 07/14/17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org

Discussion points:
– What are the multiple ways that our communities give us inspiration, guidance
– Do you need an MBA to sell elotes?
– what is the imaginative hustle?
– Why do we invest in getting accreditation and or validation when our communities are already enough?
-Is college the only way to “make it?”
– Are people rationalizing their struggles as a result believing that they are “not good enough?”
– What if you did go to college and have three jobs just to survive ?
– Who sells you your future and or purpose?
– What are we holding on to measurements as metrics of productivity?
– What if our communities have a different strategy of measuring health acceptance and purpose?
– What type of ego and confidence do we need to preserver and thrive?
– As first-generation immigrant communities, our parents told us we were not supposed to work as hard as them, but what if we are working harder?
– What happens if you forget once you make it in?
– What if the same amount of money used to pay for school was used to start a business?
– Why do we need to keep in touch with the “organic subsistence?”
– When you have people and truth you have power to negotiate.
– What happens when you forget all the magic you had before?
– Is it easier to get visa if you have half a million dollars in your pocket?
– What magic do immigrant communities hold?
– Why does the nation state require immigrant communities to forget?
– What does it mean to access the organic intellect from community memory?
– Can we see the community magic?
– are people afraid to own their respective magic
– Can we harness and comfortably express our own authenticity?
– Are we afraid of our own power?
– Is there a way that we carry trauma that allows to both forget and not forget?
– Do we question if our respective magic is not enough?
-What is the vision of the future we want to create?
– Are we choosing safety or jumping in trust of the universe?
– Not everyone has the same magic?
– What are pockets of protective magic for recent immigrant communities?
– What are visions, the dreams of possibilities for those that have not forgotten?
– What if we walk away from institutions that were not built by us for us?
– What if challenges and obstacles are puzzles to figure out?
– Why does gentrification have such an aggressive attempt to erase?
– How do paisas express so much celebration and adornment within such struggle?
– Why don’t we affirm ourselves enough?
– What happens when you fight repression with joy?
– The act of resistance and resilience does not have to be controlled by the oppressor?
– How can people magic healed us?
– Why do I have to be humble because you are insecure?
– We don’t war but what do we want?
– You may have more things but you are not rich.
– What are the many ways of travel?
– Can you travel away enough by just leaving your block?
– How is it that some people walk around with so much magic and power that they glow?
– How do you transform and liberate yourself?
– What is your own magic?
– How do we live our lives as full human beings?

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Warehouse projects, developers and officials in the Inland Empire

Segment: D Report
Participants: Penny Newman , executive director and founder of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ),
Broadcast Air Date: 06/30/ 17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org

Discussion points:
-What is the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice?
-How do we make the government decision process accessible to everyday people?
– When did they first warehouses start showing up?
– What happens when our communities change from agriculture to big box and diesel traffic zones?
– Why are the decisions made with the direct input of the communities being affected?
What happens when you ignore the concerns of the people?
– What options are available to stop projects that benefit city officials and developer profits but not the people that live in the immediate communities?
– They tells these changes are good for us, but what is price we will pay for these so called benefits?
– Why is the overriding consideration jobs instead of health, when you can’t work if you are made sick?
– what kind of jobs are they promising?
-Aren’t these jobs a new form of sweetshop labor?
– why do the warehouse employers use temp agencies instead of hiring directly?
– let’s look at the contradictions.
-Why is the level of poverty rising in correspondence to the increase of warehouse projects?
– What happens if Inland Valley area CAN build a future of less warehouse dependence?
-Corona and Temecula chose not to accept the warehouse model of development
and formed a different economic community.
– The Inland empire/ valley doesn’t have to carry the burned of the greater Los Angeles’ shortcomings.
– Why are our local elected officials accepting the warehouse ” redevelopment” models?
– Can you get more from sales tax than from a warehouse tax.
– Is there a self-esteem issue?
– What is the World Logistic Center?
– Can the 60 freeway to Moreno Valley accept the increase of 14,000 capacity of diesel traffic?
– What is the response of the Community to the decision of city officials and developer?
– What happened to the people that invested in the community?
– Why don’t the developers live in the community they transform?
– Do the city officials live next to a warehouse?
– What happens when you advocate for the future generations instead of the preset economic revenue and profits?
– Do our elected officials have a low self esteem for Riverside county?
– Why can’t Los Angeles keep its own garbage, why have Riverside and San Bernardino accept L.A. ‘s garbage
– There is better vision for the riverside and surrounding counties?
– Los Angles is not the Model. -What do we want our communities to look like?
– Do we want concrete boxes everywhere we look?
– Does a 1000 foot buffer between homes and warehouse diesels sources, reduces the health risk by 80%
– Do our students from our local college ( UC riverside, CSU San Bernardino, University of Redlands, Loma Linda, Cal Baptist) graduate to work in warehouses?
– How did we get the Air Resource Lab to UC Riverside?
– Does the Inland Valley have the highest air pollution rates in the nation?
– Why are we subsidizing warehouse projects when we could be moving to the hubs of engineering, medicine and environment research?
– Can we demand new leadership to achieve the new future for the area?
– Why do we disrespect the rural, when the city is dependent of the rural?
– What do we do with all the creativity and energy in the area?
– Why don’t we build incinerators and warehouse in the wealthy areas?
– What if what is being proposed is not in the best interest of the people that are going to be most affected?

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.