Direct Line Podcast #006: Mia Moody-Ramirez

by Jon Platt | November 17, 2020

What do you do when a crisis strikes? More often than not crises are terrifying, especially if you don’t feel prepared to handle them. You might be wondering what will happen when the next crisis hits. Will you be fired? Will you be harmed? Will your family be safe?

In this episode, Jon discusses how to craft a clear plan for success, eliminate stress in the face of crises, and help your colleagues feel just as prepared as you are with Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of the Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media. She joined Baylor in 2001 and has maintained an active research portfolio in addition to her teaching and leadership roles. Her research emphasizes media framing of people of color, women and political candidates, the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns and she has examined how historical stereotypes are found in social media platforms. The author or co-author of four books, Dr. Moody-Ramirez has also been widely published in a variety of academic and industry journals.

In this episode, you will hear—

  • How Baylor’s Journalism Department has adapted teaching and academic life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How to best communicate key information to your audience(s). 
  • Why it’s important to have multiple backup plans when facing uncertain times or crises. 
  • How Dr. Moody-Ramirez empowers her team and gives them tools to succeed.  
  • How to evaluate challenges using a R.A.C.E model. (Research, Action, Communication, and Evaluation).
  • What research Dr. Moody Ramirez has done on race, gender, and the media throughout her career.
  • How critical race theory and the theory of moral self-licensing can help us better examine our experiences and world. 
  • What research projects involving race and the media Dr. Moody Ramirez is currently working on. 

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