Does Media Bias Poison Immigration Debate? Panel discussion to focus on role of NY Times in setting tone of coverage

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion to explore the effects of ideological bias in the media coverage of immigration policy on Monday, May 6, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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The starting point will be the New York Times'  treatment of immigration, examined in two recent CIS reports: "All the News That Fits: Ideologically Skewed Coverage of Immigration at the New York Times", http://cis.org/all-the-news-that-fits, & "Sulzberger's Voice: How Arthur Sulzberger Radicalized the New York Times Editorial Page on Immigration", http://cis.org/sulzberger-voice.

Date: May 6, 2013, at 1pm

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC

Participants:

Jerry Kammer: Senior research fellow at CIS and author of "All the News that Fits" and "Sulzberger's Voice". In his 30 years as a journalist Kammer won many awards, including a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for his work in helping uncover the bribery scandal whose central figure was Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. His work in Mexico for the Arizona Republic was honored with the 1989 Robert F. Kennedy Award for humanitarian journalism.

Mickey Kaus: A political journalist and author who created Kausfiles.com in 1999, one of the first political blogs, formerly hosted by Slate and Newsweek, now at the Daily Caller. Kaus was a candidate in the 2010 Democratic Senate primary in California.

Donald Barlett: Investigative reporter and author of eight books, he has won two Pulitzer prizes and multiple national journalism awards. Mr. Barlett has worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Time magazine, and is presently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Ted Hesson: A writer and editor with a background in immigration, Mr. Hesson is presently the immigration editor for Fusion, an ABC – Univision joint venture. Prior to this position, he was the online editor for Long Island Wins, a non-profit organization focusing on local and national immigration issues.

View the Senate bill, CIS Senate testimony and commentary at: http://cis.org/Border-Security-Economic-Opportunity-Immigration-Modernization-Act

The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization. Since its founding in 1985, the Center has pursued a single mission – providing immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.

Contact: Marguerite Telford
202-466-8185, mrt@cis.org

SOURCE Center for Immigration Studies



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