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CCOM Symposium 2016

Ferguson, Baltimore, and Chicago: Reporting about Racial Inequality

Wednesday, March 2  |  2:30–4:30 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

Susan Smith Richardson PhotoSusan Smith Richardson is a veteran reporter, editor, and columnist with experience at a number of award-winning newspapers and magazines. Currently, Editor and Publisher of venerable investigative outfit The Chicago Reporter, she has served as an Editor at The Texas Observer, the Chicago Tribune and The Sacramento Bee. She spent nearly a decade writing opinion pieces for the Austin American-Statesman.

Richardson is presently a Punch Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University. She was a 2002 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a 2012 Research Fellow at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law. She has served professional journalism organizations in various  capacities, including as a 2015 Pulitzer Prize juror in the "Editorial Writing" category and as the Austin Chapter President for the National Association of Black Journalists.