June 2013

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Media Coverage of Immigration - Luncheon with Jim Avila

12:30PM

The French-American Foundation, with the generous support of the Ford Foundation, hosted a private luncheon for members, journalists, and foundation contacts to learn more about the Immigration Journalism Fellowship & Award program, now in its second year of supporting media professionals and rewarding excellence in media coverage on issues of immigration and integration.

Keynote speaker Jim Avila, ABC News and Fusion, shared his insights on the role of the media in shaping public opinion and policies related to this increasingly important social and politic topic, as well as the direct impact on immigrant communities. Other speakers included:

  • Calvin Sims, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
  • James Graff, Executive Editor, The Week  
  • Daniel Denvir, 2012 Immigration Journalism Fellow and Reporter, Philadelphia City Paper
Location: 

New York, NY