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WEBINAR: Young Black Voters 2008 to 2012: The Future of American Politics
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When: 1/12/2011
11:00 AM
Where: Webinar
Contact: Irving Washington
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"Enterprise" reporting is highly desirable in media companies and local entities around the country as news managers look for exclusive stories their competitors are missing.


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?


Join us for the NABJ Media Institute Morning Meetings Webinar Series:


Young Black Voters 2008 to 2012: The Future of American Politics


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

11:00 a.m. (EST)


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Dr. Cathy J. Cohen

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.


2008 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 election.


The 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.


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