Part of the Deep Vellum Book Series
Join the Dallas Historical Society and Deep Vellum Books for a unique lecture/panel discussion series. Explore Dallas and Texas history with authors and experts who will speak on a range of historical subjects. This month’s panel discusses the lasting impact of alternative media and media representation in marginalized communities.
A brief reception will begin at 6pm, prior to the event.
Norma Adams Wade – Moderator – Norma is a proud Dallas native, University of Texas at Austin journalism graduate and retired Dallas Morning News senior staff writer. She is a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and was its first southwest regional director. She became The News’ first Black full-time reporter in 1974.
Patrick Washington – Panelist – Patrick Washington is an Entrepreneur, Co-Publisher and CEO of The Dallas Weekly. The Dallas Weekly has been continuously published, without missing a single issue, since 1954. Washington’s father, James Washington, was publisher from 1985-2018. Patrick, using his education and experience in media and film, expanded the publication and the new DW Magazine and Media Company was born. DW has emerged as one of the most trusted voices of the African-American community in north Texas. DW has been recognized and awarded for its impactful journalism locally, statewide, regionally and nationally; more than any other Black-owned media enterprise of its kind in the area.
Robert Moore – Panelist – Co-founded the ‘Dallas Voice,’ the weekly LGBTQ-focused newspaper in 1984. After working for 2 years at the Dallas Gay News Moore founded the paper with Don Ritz and William Marberry. They each invested $250 and began the paper out of a small office in Oak Lawn. The paper continues to thrive and provides news, life and style information to LGBTQ Texas.
Dr. Melita Garza – Panelist/Speaker -Melita M. Garza is an American journalism historian who studies news as an agent of democracy, specializing in English- and Spanish-language news, the immigrant press, and coverage of underrepresented groups. Garza, an associate professor at TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication in Fort Worth, is the author of the award-winning They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression (University of Texas Press, 2018). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an AB from Harvard College. Dr. Garza teaches journalism history, business journalism, diversity and the media, and Honors College courses.
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