The "I" Word
Friday, July 19, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
GMMB and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will host an important panel discussion titled “The I Word” at Washington Harbour next Friday, July 19. The panel will focus on the changing guidelines in newsrooms when referring to Undocumented Immigrants and the current state of the word “illegal.” As many of you know, several news agencies have already begun to change policies and adopt the AP's guidelines for the use of the word, which happened only after months of meetings and negotiations / a national campaign led by NAHJ that encouraged the AP to do so.
Panelists will include:
- Hugo Balta – President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
- David Callaway – Editor in Chief, USA Today
- Maria Peña – Washington Correspondent, EFE News Service
- Ken Molestina – WUSA/Channel 9 News (Moderator)