november, 2016

15nov6:00 pmCovering Immigration in an Election Yearpanel of experienced journalists representing a wide range of media outlets, we will host a moderated discussion to explore how topics like immigration, race, and identity are covered, by whom, and for whom

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Event Details

In the weeks following the 2016 election, Global Minnesota will take a look at how immigration is covered in the media, both as part of the presedential campaign and also as part of the general news cycle. With an invited panel of experienced journalists representing a wide range of media outlets, we will host a moderated discussion to explore how topics like immigration, race, and identity are covered, by whom, and for whom. Some of the questions we hope to explore include: What are the current trends in immigration-related reporting? What are the big immigration stories coming out of the 2016 election? How does diversity in the newsroom matter to the stories getting produced and aired/printed? How do news organizations reach out to recent immigrant and refugee communities to cover significant stories? How do news organizations use new media to cover immigration and encourage conversation? How does the ability to collect, count, and crowdsource information shape how journalists write about the politics of immigration?

Confirmed participants include: Ibrahim Hirsi of the MinnPost, Mila Koumpilova of the Star Tribune, and Angilee Shah from Public Radio International. Giovanna Dell’Orto, Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and former reporter and editor for the Associated Press, will moderate.

The event is free, and registration is required. For more information on this and all of Global Minnesota: Immigrants Past and Present events, visit z.umn.edu/globalmn.

Co-sponsored by the Center for New Americans, the Institute for Global Studies, the Department of History and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Minnesota.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm

Location

Cowles Auditorium

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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