Columbia Journalism School

The Latino Vote: Myth vs. Reality

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Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 9:00am

(Lecture Hall)

The Latino Vote: Myth vs. Reality

Journalists, students, professors and other professionals are invited to join a one-day conference, co-hosted by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Telemundo Network, intended to provide tools to dispel myths about the nation's Latino voters and to facilitate the work of journalists during this election year. Panelists and political experts will discuss the diverse demographics of the Latino communities, how journalists can research the voting and legislative records of candidates and fact-check their positions, as well as provide ways to understand and use election poll results. Major party experts will comment about the strategies they expect the Democratic and Republican parties will use in the coming elections. All students are welcomed. Session moderators and facilitators: Telemundo News co-anchors José Díaz-Balart and María Celeste Arrarás.
Panelists Include: 
Roberto Suro (USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Dir. Tomas Rivera Policy Institute)
Elizabeth Llorente (Political and Immigration editor; Fox Latino)
Suzanne Gamboa (Senior Writer,, and politics editor, NBC News Latin) Bill Richardson (Former New Mexico Governor and Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.)
Daniel Garza (Executive Director of the LIBRE Initiative and former Deputy Director of External and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Interior)
Thomas Edsall (Professor, Columbia Journalism School and contributor, The New York Times)
Nicholas Lemann (Professor, and former dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism)
Jeff Horwitt (Vice President, Hart Research, Washington, D.C.)
Micah Roberts (Vice President, Public Opinion Strategies, Washington, D.C.)
with remarks by Telemundo Vice President Luis Carlos Vélez and Columbia Journalism Dean Steve Coll.

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