MODERATOR: MARY BRAXTON-JOSEPH
Emmy Award-Winning Television Journalist
Mary Braxton-Joseph has over 35 years of experience in the media having worked in print, radio, television, and film. Braxton-Joseph was the first woman Editorial Director at WJLA-TV 7, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., where she produced and aired editorial spots three times weekly. Having been awarded numerous awards for editorial excellence, she was promoted to Manager of Community Affairs and Editorials. From 1996 through 1999 she lived in South Africa and interviewed President Nelson Mandela for “Apartheid’s Last Stand,” a documentary film aired on the Discovery Channel. She worked with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. John Hope Franklin on a second documentary titled “Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace” that aired on PBS.
At this Einstein’s Circle Mary Braxton-Joseph will talk with us about how news stories are developed, the importance of being first and accurate, the effects of political bias and the dangers of social media becoming a primary source of information.