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Thursday, August 11 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Plenary: Diversity in Political Journalism

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America is a diverse country, and the decisions of our country’s leaders affect Americans of all races, ethnicities, religions and more. Yet the pool of journalists covering politics — especially on the national level — lacks diversity. How has this lack of diversity affected coverage of political fights, policy debates and legislative decisions affecting minority communities? How can we develop, identify and train political journalists of color?

Moderators
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Seung Min Kim

Congressional Reporter, POLITICO
Seung Min Kim is a congressional reporter for POLITICO, covering the Senate and immigration policy. Before POLITICO, she worked at USA Today and the Star-Ledger of Newark. She also completed internships at The Des Moines Register, the St. Petersburg Times and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  She is the current president of the Washington, D.C.-chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Speakers
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MJ Lee

National Politics Reporter, CNN
MJ Lee is a national politics reporter for CNN covering the 2016 presidential campaign, writing for CNNPolitics.com and reporting on air. She closely covered Donald Trump during the primary season and is now reporting on Hillary Clinton. | | Prior to joining CNN, MJ was a finance and politics reporter at Politico in Washington, D.C., where she covered Congress, the Federal Reserve, financial regulations, economic data and the banking... Read More →
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Sabrina Saddiqui

Political Reporter, The Guardian
Sabrina Siddiqui is a political reporter for the Guardian covering the 2016 presidential race. She previously covered Congress and the 2012 election for the Huffington Post and worked with the White House desk at Bloomberg. Siddiqui is a frequent commentator on MSNBC and contributing host of the Bill Press Show.
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Scott Wong

Senior Staff Writer, The Hill
Scott Wong is a senior staff writer for The Hill, where he covers House Republicans and GOP leadership. He previously wrote for Politico and The Arizona Republic. The UCLA alum got his start in journalism covering local government for two newspapers in his native San Francisco Bay Area. He serves as the national board representative for AAJA's Washington, D.C. chapter.

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Thursday August 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pompeian I & II

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