AEJMC Trailblazers of Diversity Oral History Project


The AEJMC Trailblazers of Diversity’s oral history project is a series of recorded interviews with key individuals who have made a difference in the efforts furthering diversity in journalism, its education and research. The Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin features video interviews of some of AEJMC’s great Trailblazers. Additional YouTube interviews are shown below.


Committee Chair: Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, The University of Texas at Austin |
Executive Producer: Trent R. Boulter, PhD Student, The University of Texas at Austin |

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Click the icon left to visit the Briscoe Center for American History archive website to view interviews of the AEJMC Trailblazers. View AEJMC video interviews below of: Ramon “Ray” Chavez | Felix Gutierrez | Barbara Hines | Lawrence Kaggwa | Lillian Kopenhaver | Larry O’Donnell | Paula Poindexter | Gerald M. “Jerry” Sass | Linda Shockley | Reginald Stuart | Federico Subervi | Clint Wilson.

Video edited by: Carlos Elizario Morales

Interview with Ramon “Ray” Chavez

Instructor at the University of Oklahoma.
Conducted by: Martin Do Nacimento
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2:05:11 | April 18, 2014

Interview with Felix Gutierrez

Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California; Vice President, Freedom Forum Pacific Coast Center.
Conducted by: Kyle Huckins
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46:13 | August 7, 2014

Interview with Barbara Hines

Professor Emeritus, Howard University; AEJMC President 2008-2009.
Conducted by: Rochelle Ford
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41:45 | June 4, 2014

Interview with Lawrence Kaggwa

Professor, Howard University.
Conducted by: Rochelle Ford
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51:42 | June 4, 2014

Interview with Lillian Kopenhaver

Conducted by: Barbara Hines
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32:54 | November 12, 2015

Interview with Larry O’Donnell

Conducted by: Linda Shockley
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1:08:07 | July 14, 2015

Interview with Paula Poindexter

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin; Creator of News Engagement Day and AEJMC Past President.
Conducted by: Paula Poindexter
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1:10:29 | May 14, 2014

Interview with Gerald M. “Jerry” Sass

Conducted by: Frank Sotomayor
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2:02:11 | April 21, 2015

Interview with Linda Shockley

Managing Director, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
Conducted by: June Nicholson
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1:17:52 | June 8, 2013

Interview with Reginald Stuart

Newspaper Correspondent and Corporate Recruiter.
Conducted by: Martin Do Nacimento
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1:10:46 | March 30, 2014

Interview with Federico Subervi

Associate Professor, Kent State University; Director, Latinos and Media Center; Chair, AEJMC Commission on the Status of Minorities.
Conducted by: Martin Do Nacimento
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1:15:41 | May 7, 2014

Interview with Clint Wilson

Professor Emeritus, Howard University; Head, AEJMC Minorities and Communication Division.
Conducted by: Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
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1:36:45 | August 8, 2013

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