Diversity

Telling an inclusive story

Media are the lenses through which we view the world. The Media School is committed to the pursuit of an inclusive and representative media industry to ensure all stories are told.

We pursue gender, racial, sexual, ethnic and class diversity among our student body and faculty and staff through recruitment efforts and supportive programs. We support the academic study of the work of underrepresented media makers, as well as representation in media and its effects on society. And we’re committed to facing and combating media’s role in racism.

Black Voices

We sponsor the Indiana Daily Student's Black Voices section, which provides students a space to share stories about the Black experience.

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Multicultural Talent Pipeline

We participate in Publicis Media's Multicultural Talent Pipeline Forum, an annual immersive conference that introduces underrepresented students to careers in media, marketing and advertising.

Research

Cover of Black Camera: An International Film Journal. It depicts four photographs from the Selma voting rights march.

Black Camera

Black Camera, a journal of Black film studies, is devoted to the study and documentation of the Black cinematic experience and aims to engender and sustain a formal academic discussion of Black film production. A scholarly publication supported by The Media School, the journal is edited by professor Michael Martin.

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Black Film Center/Archive

The Black Film Center/Archive is a resource for scholars, students and researchers studying films and related materials by and about African-Americans. Included are films that have substantial participation by African-Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians and consultants, as well as those that depict some aspect of Black experience.

Visit the BFC/A's website