Joe Torres (@JosephATorres) is Senior External Affairs Director at Free Press. Joseph advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the movement's base. Joseph writes frequently on media and Internet issues and is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.
He is the 2015 recipient of the Everett C. Parker Award, which recognizes an individual whose work embodies the principles and values of the public interest.
In this episode, we discussed:
News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media by Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres (2012).
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2012)
Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness by Simone Brown (2015)
Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States by William D. Carrigan (2013)