Reporting On Immigration In The Age of Polarization and Misinformation

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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Reporting on immigration with accuracy and empathy has always been difficult, a long-term challenge exacerbated by the mendacity and unpredictability of the Trump-era. Join Define American and MIT’s Center for Civil Media for a discussion on developing inclusive, humane immigration journalism.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists who want to expand their sources and lift up overlooked voices
  • Newsrooms looking to improve the overall quality of their immigration coverage
  • Anyone who values accurate, relevant journalism about complex, challenging topics

Speakers

Jose Vargas
Founder, Define American
Peter Perl
Define American
Ethan Zuckerman
Director, Center for Civic Media, UMass Amherst

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