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Thursday, July 27 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
When the Political Becomes Personal

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From the immigration ban to a proposed Muslim registry, current events for Asian-Americans may feel more personal than ever. We'll talk about how you balance your obligation to be impartial as a journalist against personal opinions, and how we as journalists can make the judgment call on participating in activism on issues we're passionate about while maintaining professional objectivity.

This session is supported by the Trust for Trauma Journalism and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation.

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Frank Shyong

Reporter, Los Angeles Times
I write about Asian communities in Los Angeles for the LA Times.

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Martin Evans

Reporter, Newsday
I am currently Newsday's veterans affairs reporter. During a career that began in 1981, I have been a Washington correspondent politics, and have covered southern California's Vietnamese community, the Asia-Pacific, and race in America.
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Sara Khan

Producer, CNN International
Sara Khan is a producer for CNN International telling stories on everything happening around the world.
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Sameer Rao

Arts & Culture Reporter, Colorlines
Sameer Rao is a reporter for Colorlines, focusing on arts & culture news. His critical pieces address topics as varied as music, film, television, gun control and government. His work has appeared in Stereogum, VICE's Noisey, Under the Radar, Philadelphia City Paper, WXPN's The Key... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Commonwealth Hall A1