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Edna Anderson-Taylor
Communication Institute

The Board of Trustees permanently established the Communication Institute in 1997. In 2022, and in recognition of Edna Anderson-Taylor, a pioneer in Utah broadcasting and alumna of the University of Utah, the Institute was renamed the Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute. The Institute is a channel through which scholarship, teaching, and service may be made available to the campus community, the broader community of Salt Lake City, and beyond.

The Institute offers state of the art workshops, lectures, and symposia on communication practices including journalism, conflict resolution, marketing, and technology. Each year, the Institute offers a series of campus and public events around issues of public concern related to communication.

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"Many believe that the best way for journalism to improve its diminished trust among the public is for the profession to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Journalists and journalism researchers increasingly argue that news organizations need to do a better job telling the stories about marginalized groups, specifically by more deliberately pursuing reporting for those communities rather than about those communities. This day-long event will tackle the question: What needs to change so that newsrooms and their audiences become more diverse and aligned? Through a series of conversations between leading scholars and stakeholders, this event will offer a comprehensive look at the challenges and opportunities when it comes to journalism's troubled past and its hopefully brighter future."

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Last Updated: 7/19/24