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    Creative Loafing

    Cover story in Creative Loafing about Race-Baiter

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    Entertainment Weekly

    Entertainment Weekly Review

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    Dallas Morning News

    Talk with the Dallas Morning News about Race-Baiter

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    New York Times

    Essay for The New York Times on reality TV

Upcoming Events

January 14, 2022
  • Society of Ohio Archivists Social Justice & Black Lives Matter winter workshop

    January 14, 2022  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    The Society of Ohio Archivists will host “Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias," featuring Eric Deggans and Dave Snyder, moderated by Jerolyn Barbee. Deggans is a well-known television commentator and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation (2012). Snyder is the founder of Black Lives Matter Cincinnati, which seeks to engage white evangelicals, Trump-supporters, and white progressives in conversations on race with those least comfortable talking about it, through social media. Barbee is the Assistant Director, National Afro-American Museum Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio.

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January 17, 2022
  • Eric delivers keynote at Interlochen Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

    January 17, 2022 Interlochen Center for the Arts, Green Lake Township, MI 49643, USA

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February 3, 2022
  • Eric provides keynote speech at Iowa College Media Association convention

    February 3, 2022  6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

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Video Vault

The Ethics of Journalistic Decision-making

OZ Retrospective | ATX TV Festival Season 10

WEDU PBS Tampa: Confronting Systemic Racism

Eric interviews producers of ESPN's The Last Dance

MSNBC: difference between gaffes by Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee.

On MSNBC talking about boycotts against Laura Ingraham for her insults against Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.

PBS NewsHour talking about the cancellation of ABC's Roseanne reboot after star Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet.

Interview with Questlove on Creativity at the Kennedy Center: In Pursuit of the Creative Life

PBS NewsHour:
Best TV of 2016

CUNY TV: The Open Mind, Race and the Fourth Estate

TEDx speech: How to Talk About Race Across Race Lines

CNN Reliable Sources:Eric's final thought on race baiting

PBS NewsHour: Eric talks the evolution of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

CNN: Eric hosts a discussion on the new focus on audiences of color.

TV Critics Association: Eric is Uncomfortably Close to Dave Walker

Smithsonian: Eric talks to producers and star of The Walking Dead

CNN Reliable Sources: The Reporter who found The Butler

CNN Reliable Sources: Building a House of Cards

Poynter Institute: Eric moderates panel on the future of civil rights journalism

SO Cal Connected: Eric talks about Race Baiter with Madeline Brand