reporting is highly desirable in media companies and local entities around the
country as news managers look for exclusive stories their competitors are
Most news organizations report on
voter turnout but not everyone’s story is told. While
young voters made headlines for turning out in record numbers during the 2008
presidential election, a key group that boosted that increase went
underreported: black youth. Blacks under 35 years of age represented nearly
half of the black electorate during the 2008 presidential election and voter
turnout in total this year showed some dramatic differences from two years ago.
What role did Black youth play
in the current political landscape? What happened in 2008? How will the Black
youth vote impact the next presidential election in 2012?
for the NABJ Media Institute Morning Meetings Webinar Series:
Black Voters 2008 to 2012: The Future of American Politics
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
11:00 a.m. (EST)
David and Mary Winton
Green Professor of Political Science at the University of
Chicago and author Democracy
Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics
Christopher Johnson, Project Coordinator, Oakland Voices
Dr. Cohen will discuss her
book and present data findings from two national surveys.
and Beyond is a national survey conducted by the Mobilization and
Change Project at the University of Chicago which explores the impact of the 2008
presidential election and examines how attitudes about government, racial
equality, important policy issues have changed, or not, since the 2008
Black Youth Project is a national research
project, launched in 2003, that examines the attitudes,
resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, explores how
these factors and others influence their decision-making, norms, and behavior
in critical domains such as sex, health, and politics.
About this Webinar Series:
The NABJ Media Institute
Morning Meetings Webinar Series is for journalists serious about improving
their ability to capture unique content for their organizations and the
eventual dissemination of information that could help journalists develop new
stories. News managers, producers and especially local reporters are highly
encouraged to attend.
TO REGISTER: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/565587098