SUT JHALLY is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts and founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation. Below is the audio from his virtual visit to our class to talk with us about the above video presentation. Our conversation with Jhally* (admittedly not the best quality audio but still well worth a listen) covered a wide range of topics. We discussed, of course, class, race and media, but also “reality” television, Cosby, Obama, Scandal, Blackish, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The New Jim Crow and much more. We also took a few minutes to ask Jhally about the late Stuart Hall and The Media Reform Movement.
*[Student questions cannot be heard though at times they are repeated and at others Jhally’s responses make clear the questions to which he is responding]