On Thursday, May 17, the College of Communication will host a conversation about how the journalism landscape has changed for journalists of color since President Donald J. Trump took office. The event is free and open to all members of the university community.
During the event, a panel will touch on the impact their narratives have had on their reporting, and how and when to battle the claim for bias in stories concerning their communities. Additionally, guest speakers will explore the fine line between activism and journalism, and the struggles and success of their careers.
Panel members include:
- Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza.
- Rafael Romo, senior Latin American Affairs Editor of CNN Worldwide. Romo is charged with tracking the top stories across Latin America for the global audiences of CNN across its multiple platforms.
- Gregory Pratt, reporter with the Chicago Tribune. His stories have received local and national recognition, including a Scripps Howard award for an investigation of a school district's corruption.
- Meha Ahmad, producer for WBEZ's The Morning Shift. Before making the switch to radio and coming to WBEZ, Meha worked for the international news outlet Al Jazeera in Washington, D.C. as a news and field producer.
- Adeshina Emmanuel, a journalist based in Chicago. His freelance work has been published by the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, In These Times, Chicago Magazine, WBEZ Chicago and the Chicago Reader.
Journalists of Color in the Trump Era: Between Reporting and Advocacy
Thursday, May 17
Loop Campus DePaul Center, room 8005