The American electorate may be more varied than ever, but racial and gender diversity at the country’s newspapers has stayed steady for more than a decade.
How does this lack of diversity in our newsrooms affect what we read, hear and see about the candidates? Join us as host Keli Goff and her guests dig into the way that the storytellers shape the stories and consider how much it still matters when voters can learn about our presidential hopefuls from an ever-expanding array of sources, from fact-checked investigative reports to late night comedy clips to the candidates’ very own 140-character statements on Twitter.
Goff talks with Jake Horowitz, editor-at-large and co-founder of Mic, Carol Jenkins, founding president of the Women’s Media Center, Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief of ESPN’s “The Undefeated” and former managing editor of The Washington Post, Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, and Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist and founder of Define American and #EmergingUS.
About the Series
This election season, sidestep the horserace and join us for our only-in-New York cocktail party and conversation series for the politically curious. This is not another partisan shoutfest or predictable pundit roundtable. These are conversations that will be clever, passionate and political, yet civil. Thoughtful contrarianism is encouraged. Talking points are not.
Part of The NEXT New York Conversation series which brings together changemakers, newsmakers and tastemakers to illuminate relevant topics that are redefining and reshaping our 21st century.
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