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The Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism organized a special Newsmakers Series panel on July 13 for the community and ethnic press on the 2017 mayoral and City Council elections.

Hosted by NY1’s political anchor Errol Louis, who also teaches urban reporting at the CUNY J-School, the panel was joined by Dick Dadey (Executive Director, Citizens Union), Ben Max (Executive Editor, Gotham Gazette), Zenaida Mendez (Director, MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center), Rong Xiaoqing (Reporter, Sing Tao Daily) and Javier Castaño (Director, Queens Latino). The panel was part of CCEM’s efforts to prepare the community and ethnic press for the election season and to help it improve and expand its coverage. Key issues that are likely to dominate the election season, important city races and seats, voting trends and divisions, especially in city enclaves with a large immigrant population, were some of the topics that came up for discussion.