Grateful to be invited as a guest of The Emmy © Award Winning Montclair News Lab presentation: #FocusImmigration, a two hour live special news event from Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media.
On April 10th, 2019, the state-of-the-art headquarters of The School of Communication and Media will be the statewide broadcast origination point for a broad and balanced investigation into the topic of immigration.
From MSU, the highlights include:
• An interview in her Washington office with New Jersey Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, who Politico calls “The Most Important New Woman in Congress.”
• A look at the small town Republican New Jersey Mayor who calls Senator Marco Rubio of Florida his best friend.
• a dramatic original vignette on finding a common language in the minefield of the immigration debate.
• Award-winning news photographer and MontclairState faculty member Tom Franklin shares his latest project from the border with Mexico and reveals the stories behind his pictures.
• At a time when certain immigration policies are separating families, we’ll meet one New Jersey couple who fell in love because of a green card.
• A revealing conversation on immigration with New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez
• Current President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Hugo Balta joins us on set to talk about the particular challenges facing reporters covering immigration.
• A look at the role of hashtags in social movements with Professor Tara Conley, who teaches transmedia and is a national expert in this field.
• Journalists who are part of Montclair State’s Center for Cooperative Media’s NJ News Commons will join us for insight into their local communities.
• We’ll see and hear the stirring story of a Peruvian immigrant who came to America to escape his country’s sectarian warfare. He enlists in the Marines, and is in Lebanon when the Marine barracks are blown up.