Manship School and Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs to host “Diversity 2016: Race and Gender on the Campaign Trail” panel on March 2
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The Manship School of Mass Communication and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs are hosting a diversity and election panel entitled, “Diversity 2016: Race and Gender on the Campaign Trail,” on Wednesday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in the Holiday Forum, Journalism Building.
“Diversity 2016: Race and Gender on the Campaign Trail,” will take place the day after Super Tuesday and will feature journalists and political analysts who can speak to how issues of diversity—particularly race and gender—are being discussed in the election.
Panelists include: Sonya Ross, Race/Ethnicity Editor for the Associated Press; Molly Ball, Political Reporter for The Atlantic; Emily Schultheis, Political Reporter for CBS News, Vincent Sylvain, Political Analyst for The New Orleans Agenda; and Jesse J. Holland, Race, Ethnicity and Demographics Reporter for the Associated Press.
This panel event is a part of a series of events the Manship School will be hosting leading up the 2016 presidential election, emphasizing the Manship School’s commitment and focus on the intersection of media and public affairs.
Students, alumni, friends of the School, media and members of the public are invited to participate.
Our panelists include:
Sonya Ross, Race/Ethnicity Editor for the Associated Press
Sonya Ross has worked for the Associated Press both as a reporter and editor for over 30 years. She started out as a general assignment reporter before being promoted to legislative reporter, and then urban affairs reporter. She then joined the AP White House press corps and traveled across the globe with politicians. Ross was named world services editor in 2002 for the AP, where she coordinated news coverage of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Two years later, Ross was promoted to news editor for the AP regional reporters in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was named the Associated Press organization’s first race and ethnicity editor.
Molly Ball, Political Reporter for The Atlantic
Molly Ball is a staff writer for The Atlantic, where she is a leading voice in the 158-year-old magazine’s coverage of U.S. politics. She has been awarded the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis for her coverage of political campaigns and issues. She appears regularly as an analyst on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, PBS’s Washington Week, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR.
Ball previously reported for Politico, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Las Vegas Sun. She has worked for newspapers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Cambodia, as well as the New York Times and the Washington Post. She is a graduate of Yale University and was a 2009 recipient of the Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan. In 2007, she won $100,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Emily Schultheis, Political Reporter for CBS News
Emily Schultheis is a political reporter for CBS News in Washington. Prior to starting at CBS, she covered campaigns and politics for Politico and National Journal. In 2013, Emily was a recipient of the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, spending two months living in Berlin and covering the 2013 German election for Politico and Spiegel International.
Vincent Sylvain, Political Analyst for The New Orleans Agenda
Vincent Sylvain is president of Policamp, Inc., a division of Sylvain Solutions that provides campaigning services for individuals who are interested in running for office. Sylvain also publishes “The New Orleans Agenda,” a newsletter providing alternative news for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region. This site was used by thousands of people to reconnect during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which earned him the “Golden Gala” award in 2006.
Jesse J. Holland, Race, Ethnicity and Demographics Reporter for the Associated Press
Jesse J. Holland is the author of the new book, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves In the White House. He is also the Race, Ethnicity & Demographics reporter for The Associated Press, and responsible for coverage and analysis of this nation’s minority and ethnic groups for the world’s largest news organization.
A former Supreme Court, White House and congressional reporter, Jesse was named one of TheRoot.com 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2011 and is the youngest person on the University of Mississippi’s Top 50 Journalism Graduates. Jesse is also the author of 2007’s Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington, D.C.