AGENDA

Keynote speakers, featured presentations, public conversations, lightning talks, curated networking spaces, workshops, and performances. Take a look at our agenda for three days packed with ideas, innovation and ingenuity.

Thursday, June 3

 

2:00 pm

Summit kickoff

WHY WE CELEBRATE

Welcoming words / Palabras de bienvenida

Graciela Mochkofsky

Director, Bilingual Program at CUNY’s Newmark J-School

2:00 pm

-

2:10 pm

EST

Félix V. Matos Rodríguez

Chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY)

In Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English.

2:10 pm

Summit kickoff

PRESENTAMOS: LA GUÍA ANTIRRACISTA

An Anti-Racist Guide for Spanish-language media

Gloriann Sacha Antonetty

Writer and founder, Revista étnica

2:10 pm

-

2:50 pm

EST

Lorgia García Peña

Latinx Studies scholar and co-founder of Freedom University.

In Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English.

3:00 pm

Public Conversation

WHAT’S IN A WORD

A conversation about the consequences of the language we choose

Masha Gessen

Author. Staff writer, The New Yorker

3:00 pm

-

3:50 pm

EST

Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Fillmmaker, writer, Latinx studies scholar and professor at Columbia University

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

4:00 pm

Lightning Talks

THE COVID TRACKING PROJECT

How a group of volunteers provided the most complete and accurate data about COVID-19 in the U.S.

Alexis Madrigal

Co-host KQEDForum. Contributing writer, The Atlantic

4:00 pm

-

4:07 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

4:07 pm

Lightning Talks

#YOSOYVANESSAGUILLEN

The murder of Vanessa Guillén enraged Karina Lopez, who saw her own story of abuse reflected in Vanessa's and created #IamVanessaGuillen

Andrea Patiño

Video journalist, Univision Noticias Digital

4:07 pm

-

4:14 pm

EST

In Spanish with subtitles in English.

4:14 pm

Lightning Talks

LATINX FILES NEWSLETTER

A new agenda for U.S. Latino storytelling

Fidel Martinez

Audience engagement editor at Los Angeles Times

4:14 pm

-

4:21 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

4:21 pm

Lightning Talks

JAMBALAYA NEWS

Service and innovation in New Orleans’ sole local news source for Spanish speakers

Brenda Murphy

Publisher, Jambalaya News

4:21 pm

-

4:28 pm

EST

In Spanish with subtitles in English.

4:28 pm

Lightning Talks

AXIOS LATINO

A newsletter about the stories that matter the most to Latino communities

Marina Franco

Digital Reporter, Noticias Telemundo and Axios Latino

4:28 pm

-

4:35 pm

EST

Russell Contreras

Race and Justice reporter, Axios

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

4:35 pm

Lightning Talks

EL HILO

A unique weekly news podcast about Latinx America and Latin America

Silvia Viñas

Executive producer and co-host, El Hilo Podcast

4:35 pm

-

4:42 pm

EST

Eliezer Budasoff

Co-host, El Hilo Podcast.

In Spanish with subtitles in English.

4:42 pm

Lightning Talks

FUTURO MEDIA STUDIOS

A look at Futuro Media Group’s strategic expansion

Julio Ricardo Varela

Editorial director, The Futuro Media Group. VP of New Business Development, Futuro Media Studios

4:42 pm

-

4:49 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

5:00 pm

Meet the Funders - Pulitzer Center

HOW TO FUND YOUR DREAM REPORTING PROJECT

Demystifying the grant-making process and tips for successful pitches to fund your most ambitious stories

Marina Walker

Executive editor

5:00 pm

-

5:45 pm

EST

Almudena Toral

Executive producer, ProPublica. Pulitzer Center grantee.

Muriel Alarcón

Investigative Reporter, Global Migration Project, Columbia Journalism School; Pulitzer Center grantee.

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

5:00 pm

Newsroom recruiters booths

NEWMARK J-SCHOOL
UNIVISION
TELEMUNDO
BUZZFEED
HUFFPOST
THE GUARDIAN

5:00 pm

-

5:50 pm

EST

6:00 pm

Public Conversation

MAPPING LATINIDAD THROUGH MUSIC

The Latin music beat as critical coverage of U.S. popular culture

Suzy Exposito

Music reporter, Los Angeles Times

6:00 pm

-

6:50 pm

EST

Felix Contreras

Co-creator and host, NPR's Alt.Latino

Isabelia Herrera

Contributing editor, Pitchfork.

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

7:00 pm

Performance

TRANSLATING LA BREGA

An audiovisual experience about the process of painting pictures with words and sounds, and how to tell one story for two audiences

Alana Casanova-Burgess

Host and producer, La Brega. WNYC Radio

7:00 pm

-

8:00 pm

EST

Ezequiel Rodriguez Andino

Independent journalist and radio producer

 

Friday, June 4

2:00 pm

Keynote Speaker

YOUR ROAD IS YOUR ROAD: FROM COMMUNITY JOURNALISM TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

Claudio Cabrera

Deputy Audience Director, News SEO at The New York Times

2:00 pm

-

2:50 pm

EST

In Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English.

3:00 pm

Public Conversation

REFRAMING IMMIGRATION

What has really changed in immigration policy and its coverage

Dianne Solis

Reporter, The Dallas Morning News

3:00 pm

-

3:50 pm

EST

Enrique Acevedo

Correspondent, 60 Minutes

Angela Kocherga

News director, KTEP,
El Paso

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

4:00 pm

Featured Presentation

LESSONS FROM THE YEAR OF THE L.A. TIMES' GUILD LATINO CAUCUS

How a reckoning with its own failings changed Los Angeles' metro paper

Paloma Esquivel

Education reporter, Los Angeles Times. Co-chair, L.A.Times Latino Caucus

4:00 pm

-

4:50 pm

EST

Gustavo Arellano

Columnist at Los Angeles Times and co-chair of the Los Angeles Times Latino Caucus

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

5:00 pm

Newsroom recruiters booths

NEWMARK J-SCHOOL
UNIVISION
TELEMUNDO
BUZZFEED
HUFFPOST
THE GUARDIAN

5:00 pm

-

5:50 pm

EST

5:00 pm

Meet the Funders

DEMOCRACY FUND AND THE AMERICAN JOURNALISM PROJECT

Angélica Das

Associate director, Public Square Program

5:00 pm

-

5:45 pm

EST

Gonzalo del Peón

Associate, Strategy & Startups

In English.

6:00 pm

Public Conversation

LATINO VOTERS AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA

Mapping the efforts shaping a new political landscape

Marcela E. Garcia

Columnist, Editorial Board member, The Boston Globe

6:00 pm

-

6:50 pm

EST

Stephanie Valencia

Co-founder, Equis Research and Poderistas

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

 

Saturday, June 5

10:00 am

Master Class

HERRAMIENTAS DE GOOGLE PARA INVESTIGAR CORRUPCIÓN

Aprende a obtener, analizar y visualizar datos sobre corrupción o abusos de derechos humanos en ambientes hostiles

Jorge Luis Sierra

Director, Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers

10:00 am

-

12:00 pm

EST

In Spanish.

10:00 am

Master Class

BEYOND THE SCIENCE: THE CLIMATE CRISIS TOUCHES EVERYTHING

We will explore new approaches to covering climate change as a multifaceted issue that touches every element of our society and economy—as well as our daily lives. The class will feature examples from the field and a discussion of stories that have succeeded at this approach.

Justin Worland

Washington D.C.-based senior correspondent for TIME covering climate change and the intersection of policy, politics and society.

10:00 am

-

12:00 pm

EST

In English.

10:00 am

Master Class

HACIA UN PERIODISMO LATINX ANTIRRACISTA

Abordaremos cómo se manifiesta el racismo anti-Negro en la cobertura periodística. Además, exploraremos cómo romper esquemas racistas desde el ejercicio del periodismo.

María Reinat Pumarejo

Anti-racism activist, educator and organizer, Colectivo Ilé

10:00 am

-

12:00 pm

EST

Bárbara Abadía Rexach

Journalist & Sociocultural Anthropologist, Colectivo Ilé

In Spanish.

10:00 am

Newsroom recruiters booths

NEWMARK J-SCHOOL
TELEMUNDO
BUZZFEED
HUFFPOST

10:00 am

-

1:00 pm

EST

10:00 am

Master Class

TRANS POWER: CUBRIR HISTORIAS DE COMUNIDADES TRANS LATINX

Revisaremos los aciertos y errores en la cobertura sobre personas trans junto a activistxs e integrantes de la comunidad

Óscar Molina V.

Bilingual multimedia journalist

10:00 am

-

12:00 pm

EST

In Spanish.

1:00 pm

Networking space

Remember socializing? Get back in the game virtually while you wait for our last sessions to start.

1:00 pm

-

2:00 pm

EST

2:00 pm

Keynote Speaker

CLIMATE JUSTICE ACTIVISM

Xiye Bastida

Climate Justice Activist. Organizer, Fridays For Future , and co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative

2:00 pm

-

3:00 pm

EST

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

3:00 pm

Featured Presentation

THE FUTURE IS LATINX: FINDING OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE

How a new generation is redefining the country

Paola Ramos

Correspondent, Vice. Contributor, Telemundo and MSNBC

3:00 pm

-

3:50 pm

EST

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

4:00 pm

Lightning Talks

NUEVAYORKINOS

Documenting and preserving New York City Latinx culture and history through family photos and stories

Djali Brown-Cepeda

Founder and curator, Nuevayorkinos

4:00 pm

-

4:07 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

4:07 pm

Lightning Talks

CONECTA ARIZONA

A news service providing Spanish-speakers in Arizona with vital and trustworthy information about the coronavirus pandemic

Maritza Felix

Founder, Conecta Arizona

4:07 pm

-

4:14 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

4:14 pm

Lightning Talks

#ELINQUIRER

How one reporter changed the coverage of Latinx and Spanish-speakers in Philadephia

Jesenia De Moya

Reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer

4:14 pm

-

4:21 pm

EST

In Spanish with subtitles in English.

4:21 pm

Lightning Talks

FLORIDA’S MISUNDERSTOOD LATINO VOTERS

How the Miami Herald covered the 2020 elections in the largest swing state

Bianca Padró Ocasio

Reporter, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald

4:21 pm

-

4:28 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

4:28 pm

Lightning Talks

MISSION LOCAL/PULITZER CENTER

How illustration and audio was used to explain the unseen hurdles of distance learning for students in underserved communities

Sindya Bhanoo

Reporter, Knight-Wallace Fellow, Pulitzer Center grantee

4:28 pm

-

4:35 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

4:35 pm

Lightning Talks

WHAT IS VIDEO GAME JOURNALISM?

And how to use it to engage with the audience

Janet Garcia

Video game journalist and content creator

4:35 pm

-

4:42 pm

EST

In English with subtitles in Spanish.

5:00 pm

Public Conversation

PA’LANTE. A CONVERSATION WITH RUBÉN BLADES

Rubén Blades

Singer-songwriter, actor and politician

5:00 pm

-

5:50 pm

EST

Carina del Valle Schorske

Writer and translator

In English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

6:00 pm

Featured Presentation

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

Perspectivas sobre la próxima década y el rol del optimismo

Gideon Lichfield

Global editorial director at Wired

6:00 pm

-

6:50 pm

EST

Daniel Alarcón

Author, executive producer, Radio Ambulante

In Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English.

7:00 pm

Performance

RUFF REPORT: DÉCIMAS PANDÉMICAS

Rita Indiana

Writer, singer-songwriter and artist

7:00 pm

-

7:30 pm

EST