Sally Kohn is a CNN contributor and Daily Beast columnist. Previously a Fox News contributor, regular guest on MSNBC, and TED speaker, Sally has written for the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Reuters, USA Today, and her work has been highlighted by the New York Times, Colbert Report, and National Review. Sally provides media and public speaking coaching as well as ghostwriting services to key leaders in nonprofits and corporations.
Presentations from Facing Race 2014
From Ferguson to Paula Deen, this session will identify and describe some of the key ways media-driven conversations in the United States unproductively approach issues of race and racism. Panelists will present research and analysis of recent media coverage, describe some of the major impediments to productive racial discourse, and provide recommendations on how to reframe the public conversation on race using lessons from several recent interventions and initiatives that are breaking down significant barriers toward racial justice.Speakers: Rinku Sen, Jay Smooth, Sally Kohn, Alexis McGill-Johnson