Managing Media—Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 1:00-2:00 pm PST
Comic book stores are the industry’s front line, which often makes their employees the first people local media turns to when a comic book story comes up – the good ones as well as the bad and the ugly. This CBLDF webinar provides practical best practices for how to manage media situations, including how to take control of hostile situations, proactive steps to establish good community outreach, and procedures every store should have in place for media communications and outreach. Panelists include Jacq Cohen, Executive Director of Marketing, Publicity, and Promotions, Fantagraphics; Mitch Cutler, Owner, St. Marks Comics; Alex Segura, Co-President, Archie Comics; and Seina Fallon, Media/Comm Director, NC Comicon.
Catch Up with past webinars anytime, at http://cbldf.org/librarian-tools/educator-librarian-webinar-series/. You can find info on Developing Curriculum or a Classroom Library, Teaching Tough Topics, and more. Check out Addressing Identity Censorship, a popular webinar exploring Identity Censorship, the most frequent challenge to intellectual freedom in today’s environment. From moral panic about Drag Queen Story Hour to frequent challenges to LGBTQ+ comics, books, and authors, this disturbing trend is gaining traction. In the past year, CBLDF has participated in defending challenges and bans of books solely because they contain LGBTQ+ characters, curriculum rejected because it focused on LGBTQ+ titles, and community programs canceled solely because program participants identify as LGBTQ+. In this webinar, we spoke with individuals who’ve been on the front lines of this issue to identify the contours of the problem and discuss strategies for managing it. Watch it below: