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Connections: Celebrating the RABJ, and discussing the state of diversity in media

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The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) is celebrating 15 years as an organization. Since its inception, it has worked to bring diversity into newsrooms and to ensure balanced coverage of communities of color.

This hour, we discuss RABJ’s achievements to date and the state of diversity in media. In studio:

  • Richard McCollough, chief meteorologist at WDKX, founder of Mirusmedia, and president of the Rochester Association of Black Journalists
  • Erica Bryant, columnist and reporter at the Democrat and Chronicle
  • Kevin Hicks, journalist and vice president of the Rochester Association of Black Journalists

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.