The Changing Face of America: Inside the Latino Vote and Immigration Reform
Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
May 2-5, 2013
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism invites professional print, broadcast, and online journalists in the United States to apply to its third New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting.
The 20 applicants selected as New York Times Fellows will learn about the new dynamics of America’s immigration debate and the country’s changing demographics. The intensive four-day training is designed for reporters and editors who have some background on immigration and seek to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The 2013 seminar will examine the impact of the growing Latino and Asian-American electorate on current immigration reform efforts in Congress. With our focus on developments in Washington DC, we’ve timed the institute to coincide with a Congressional recess. Participants will:
- Receive hands-on training in demographic analysis and working with the latest Census data on voter registration and turnout;
- Hear up-to-the-minute assessments of legislation in play in Washington and the power dynamics behind it;
- Examine this year’s political debate in the context of history, current immigration law, state-federal battles and recent developments in immigration enforcement;
- Get exclusive access to the first public release of a series of specially commissioned research papers the impact of the Latino and Asian vote, presented by their authors.
In past years, speakers have included high-ranking Homeland Security officials, immigration judges, leading journalists, scholars, legislators and immigrants themselves. We anticipate a line up of top-notch experts again this year. The institute will draw on its position in California – which has been at the leading edge on many aspects of immigration – and the wealth of resources at the University of California and beyond. Participants will leave the seminar well equipped with new perspectives and insights backed by solid research and data, new sources, essential reporting tools, and story ideas to deepen their coverage and to share with their newsroom colleagues.
The Changing Face of America is a New York Times Institute, supported by a generous grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies.