As reported on, written by Glenn Russell

Representation of race in the media took center stage Saturday during a candid conversation between journalists and area high school students.

WISN 12 NEWS anchor Sheldon Dutes moderated the panel discussion between the Running Rebels community organization and representatives from Milwaukee’s local television stations, including WISN 12 NEWS reporter Derrick Rose and news director Ben Hart.

Panelists at the Running Rebels location on Capitol Drive listened as students expressed their concerns about crime and negative coverage of black communities.

The Wisconsin Black Media Association and the Running Rebels coordinated the event.

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