Focus: Immigration

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. 

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