Award-winning journalist and author Pamela Newkirk will discuss her new book, "Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business," at the Hearst Media Center at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12. The Women's Press Club of New York State is joining primary sponsors -- the New York State Writers Institute and the University at Albany School of Business -- in presenting the event.
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please register here.The book examines recent efforts to bring racial equality to America’s major corporations and institutions.
Newkirk is a professor and director of undergraduate studies in New York University's journalism program. She worked for three years as a reporter at the former Knickerbocker News in Albany and went on to Newsday, where she shared a 1992 Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of a fatal subway crash.
She is the author of "Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media," which won the National Press Club Award for media criticism, and "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga,'' which was named a best book of the year by NPR, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle and The Root.
The Hearst Media Center is located at the Times Union, 645 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany 12212.