Media Ethics Forum: "Tales of Dreamers and Broken Fences"

Come hear one of the nation’s leading authorities on how the state of contemporary journalism has affected the coverage and political understandings of immigration. In this talk, veteran journalist and immigration researcher Roberto Suro explores the ways that the American press has primed the angry polarization that characterizes today's immigration debates. Suro considers how age-old newsroom norms have contributed just as much to this conflict as have the latest social media platforms. Posed are remedies that can point the way to a new journalism beyond the age of Trump.

Roberto Suro is a professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and School of Policy, Planning and Development. He is director of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, an interdisciplinary university research center exploring the dynamics of demographic diversity in the 21st century global city, and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His latest book (with Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Vivian Louie) is "Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue" (University of California Press). 

Facilitated by the Von der Ahe Chair Program in Communication and Ethics in the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the School of Film and Television and co-sponsorship by the departments of Communication Studies, Political Science, Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino Studies, and LMU's Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Program in Journalism, and the Los Angeles Loyolan's First Amendment Week.

Wednesday, February 21 at 4:30pm

Ahmanson Auditorium - Uhall 1000

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