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Coy Barefoot Program: Andy Block and David LeBlang

Coy Barefoot Program: Andy Block and David LeBlang

The most recent episode of The Coy Barefoot Program is now available online in our Media Project Gallery. This episode includes interviews with Andy Block, Director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, who joins Coy to discuss an historic sweeping overhaul to the system of justice for young people in Virginia—proposed changes that many say are long overdue; and guest David Leblang of the University of Virginia explores the refugee crisis in Europe, as well as the political debate about immigration to America.
Citizens Band Radio: Brandon Garrett

Citizens Band Radio: Brandon Garrett

University of Virginia Law Professor Brandon Garrett joins host Coy Barefoot on Citizens Band Radio to discuss his latest book, "Too Big To Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations."
Protecting Student Journalists

Protecting Student Journalists

The Chronicle of Higher Education today published an interview with Frank LoMonte, Executive Director of the Student Press Law Center, exploring the effort to protect student journalists in the New Media era.
The Future Guardians

The Future Guardians

“Thomas Jefferson. . . knew what schools were for — to ensure that citizens would know when and how to protect their liberty. . . It would not have come easily to the mind of such a man, as it does to political leaders today, that the young should be taught to read exclusively for the purpose of increasing their economic productivity.” — Neil Postman
Coy Barefoot Program: Governor McAuliffe

Coy Barefoot Program: Governor McAuliffe

The premiere episode of The Coy Barefoot Program, a project of the Center for Media and Citizenship, is now available online in the Media Project Gallery of our website. The first episode includes an exclusive, extended conversation with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
UVA Announces New Center

UVA Announces New Center

The University of Virginia's esteemed student newspaper, now marking its 126th year of production, has coverage of the new Center for Media and Citizenship.
Citizens Band Radio: Mike Signer

Citizens Band Radio: Mike Signer

The newest episode of Citizens Band Radio, the official podcast and broadcast of the Center for Media and Citizenship, includes an interview with Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, author, historian and legal scholar. Mike joins Coy to discuss his books, "Becoming Madison" and "Demagogue."
Catch the Premiere!

Catch the Premiere!

The Coy Barefoot Program premieres today on ABC16 here in Charlottesville. Here are the complete details.
Center for Media and Citizenship Launches Partnership with Gray TV

Center for Media and Citizenship Launches Partnership with Gray TV

The Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia today announced its new partnership with Gray Television's Charlottesville Newsplex, which operates the CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates in Central Virginia. The two organizations will combine talents and resources to produce and broadcast The Coy Barefoot Program, with Executive Producer and Host, award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot.
Get Social

Get Social

The Center for Media and Citizenship today launched its complete suite of social media platforms.
Citizens Band Radio

Citizens Band Radio

Today the Center for Media and Citizenship launched production of its official podcast, Citizens Band Radio.
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"Thomas Jefferson knew what schools were for — to ensure that citizens would know when and how to protect their liberty. It would not have come easily to the mind of such a man, as it does to political leaders today, that the young should be taught to read exclusively for the purpose of increasing their economic productivity." — Media scholar Neil Postman