Redding pens thesis on white ownership of black media

By Staff

Dec. 14, 2015, 1 p.m. - Redding News Review's Rob Redding this weekend completed a thesis on white ownership of the black press while graduating with a Master's in Communication Studies.

Redding wrote "BLACK VOICES, WHITE POWER: MEMBERS OF THE BLACK PRESS MAKE MEANING OF MEDIA HEGEMONY" to satisfy his graduate school work while Teaching at Marshall University.

"The thesis gives an on the record voice to black employees who toil at white-owned black-focused media about their experiences as it relates to content decisions and beyond," Redding said.

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He did not offer any further details on the thesis, which is set to be registered for an academic conference early next year and then immediately submitted to relevant scholarly journals.

Redding said he looks to continue even further work on this subject at a doctorial degree program in the fall of 2016.

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He finished the two year Masters program in a year and a half, while releasing his seventh best selling book, "Why Black Lives Matter" in the summer, running his web site and talk show with subscribers in 23 states.



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