How has the landscape of journalism changed since the Civil Rights movement? 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Report, which addressed the media’s role in instigating or mitigating civil conflict, and recommended increased diversity in newsrooms to better communicate between conflicting segments of society.

On November 9, Contested Spaces: Race, Media, and Journalism brings together two panels of expert journalists to discuss the issues brought forward in the report, and assess the evolution of news media in productive engagement in civil conflict.