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The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism organized a panel on September 8 for the community and ethnic press on the 2017 mayoral and City Council elections. Titled “Stakes for New Yorkers in the 2017 City Elections,” it was the second panel on the city elections and was part of CCEM’s Newsmakers Series.

Hosted by NY1’s political anchor Errol Louis, who also teaches urban reporting at the CUNY J-School, the panel was joined by David Dyssegaard Kallick from the Fiscal Policy Institute, Prof. Christina Greer from Fordham University, Christian González-Rivera from the Center for an Urban Future, and Stephen Witt from Kings County Politics. The panel discussed numerous issues such as health and immigration in the context of the 2017 city elections. A sizable number of journalists in attendance also asked questions of the panelists.

The Newsmakers series is an on-the-record conversation between city leaders, academics, experts and the city’s community and ethnic media, which serve as a bridge between mainstream society and immigrant communities and communities of color. It is one of many programs offered by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, which provides professional development, research and overall leadership for the city’s community and ethnic media