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‘Race and the Media’ event to be held at Newhouse School March 29 and 30

By Wendy S. Loughlin

March 9, 2017

Maria Hinojosa of 'Latino USA,' 'America By the Numbers' will headline the event

Syracuse University’s Newhouse School will host a two-day event focused on race and the media Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30. The symposium will include discussions of the ways our media and our country do—and don’t—explore critical issues of race and diversity. Follow on Twitter at #raceandmediasu and #JournalismMatters.

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Maria Hinojosa

The event will kick off with a keynote address by Maria Hinojosa Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. Hinojosa is anchor and executive producer of “Latino USA,” distributed by NPR, and the PBS show “America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa.” She is also founder of the Futuro Media Group, which explores the diversity of the American experience.

Hinojosa's talk is co-sponsored by the Syracuse student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

On Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, four featured speakers will give 10-minute TED Talk-style remarks on topics relating to race and media. Speakers include:

  • Jesse Holland, race and ethnicity reporter for The Associated Press and author of “The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House”;
  • Michael Fletcher, senior writer with The Undefeated and former Washington Post reporter covering race relations and national economics;
  • Michelle Marsh ’05, ABC anchor and reporter based in Washington, D.C.; and
  • Terron Moore ’10, social media director at Teen Vogue.

A meet-and-greet will follow in the I3 Center, 432 Newhouse 3.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christi MacClurg at 315-443-1010 or mcmacclu@syr.edu.

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This is a Journalism Matters event, supported by the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. The Newhouse School stands for ethical, independent, fair and accurate journalism, and for its important function as a check on the power of government. We advance those values through our curriculum and our support of students, faculty, staff and alumni. In an era of tremendous challenge to the profession, we do this because journalism is essential to democracy.

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