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The Center for Community and Ethnic Media organized a Newsmakers briefing on the stakes for New York City in the 2020 Census at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on April 3. Moderated by Errol Louis, NY1’s political anchor who also teaches urban reporting at the J-School, the panel was joined by Bitta Mostofi, Acting Commissioner Mayors Office of Immigrant Affairs; J. Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy and Marisa Lago, Director of the NYC Department of City Planning Initiatives.

The city officials discussed how the 2020 Census could impact New York City politically and financially, especially with the planned inclusion of a citizenship question. A large number of journalists from the community and ethnic media attended the briefing and 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 serves 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.

Click here to read coverage of the event at Voices of NY.

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