James Rada

James Rada

Associate Professor, Department of Journalism
Faculty, Roy H. Park School of Communications
Faculty, Documentary Studies and Production

Phone:(607) 274-3637
Office: Roy H Park Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”... African proverb


Rada has spent his career encouraging students, and society, to look at things from a different perspective.  His most recent project was a television documentary commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington.  Meet Me At Equality: The People's March on Washington takes a look back at one of the most iconic events in American history.  The documentary, which aired on several PBS affiliates throughout the country, recalls the March on Washington from the perspective of the participants: 23 marchers and five DC Metropolitan Police Officers who were there on August 28th, 1963.

Rada has also recently produced a documentary about one of the last segregated Army units.  Deeds Not Words: The Buffalo Soldiers in World War II tells the story of the Buffalo Soldiers of the Army's 92nd Infantry Division.  This is the unit that was the subject of James McBride's novel, and Spike Lee's movie, Miracle at St. Anna.

In addition to his documentaries, Rada has also produced research that looks at mass-mediated portrayals of African-Africans and their effect on an audience.

Rada teaches: Documentary Journalism Workshop, Investigative Reporting (Data Journalism), Journalism Research, Media Literacy, and Visual Journalism.  To see more of his work, as well as that of his classes, scroll through the menu items to the left.



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