9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Hosted by Arthel Neville, FOX News, and Alicia Quarles, E! News
Newsmaker Plenary: Trayvon Martin: A Crime Story in the Digital Age
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The death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin launched a 21st century discussion of both race, equity and justice in America, particularly in light of Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. News reports brought diverse viewpoints to light as social media and technology sparked the public’s interest and helped drive coverage. This session will explore the ongoing social and cultural implications of this case and the role played by the media. The Martin family, journalists, and legal experts as they discuss one the most widely discussed stories of the year.
Suzanne Malveaux, Anchor, CNN Newsroom
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin
Tracy Martin, Father of Trayvon Martin
Jahvaris Martin, Brother of Trayvon Martin
Ben Crump, Parks & Crump Attorneys at Law, Trayvon Martin Family Attorney
Corey Dade, National Correspondent, NPR
Trymaine Lee, Senior Reporter, Huffington Post
Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor, TheGrio.com
Daralene Jones, General Assignment Reporter, WFTV – Orlando