*After rejecting the NAACP and Urban League, it should come as no surprise that – according to Richard Prince’s Journal-isms newsletter/site – Donald J. Trump turned down an invitation to address the joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NABJ said Wednesday as preparations continued for Friday’s address by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
C-SPAN spokesman Howard Mortman told Journal-isms that C-SPAN radio and television will carry Clinton’s noon address live and that C-SPAN2 will air live Thursday’s plenary session “Race: A Conversation” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET. A video of the race discussion is to remain available online in the C-SPAN video library at www.c-span.org.
Here’s more NABJ/NAHJ news from Journal-isms:
In other developments, Finance Committee Chairman Gregory H. Lee Jr., a past NABJ president, told the NABJ board on Tuesday that the organization, which took emergency measures after projecting a 2015 deficit of nearly $380,000, would likely meet its goal of a deficit-free end to 2016.
The two organizations were so pleased with their collaboration this year that the NABJ board voted to explore another such partnership for 2020. At the NAHJ board meeting Wednesday, members were just as satisfied, with President Mekahlo Medina calling the collaboration “amazing,” saying he hoped that “it sends a signal to the industry how important these two groups are to the country.”
Moderators of the “Race: A Conversation” session are Joy Reid of MSNBC and Maria Hinojosa of NPR.
Panelists, in the order listed on the program:
- Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney general
- John King, U.S. secretary of education
- Broderick Johnson, secretary, White House Cabinet
- Shaun King, columnist, Daily News, New York
- Wesley Lowery, reporter, Washington Post
- Manny Ruiz, founder and CEO, Hispanicize Media Group
- Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, assistant professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University
- Teri Arvesu, news director, Univision Chicago
- Art Holiday, KSDK-TV anchor/reporter, St. Louis
- Andre Brooks, executive producer, KTVT-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth
- Alfredo Corchado, correspondent, Dallas Morning News
- Marc Lamont Hill, professor, author, speaker, activist
- Roland Martin, managing editor, “News One Now,” TV One
- Arthur Reed, author
- Luvvie Ajayi, blogger
- DeRay Mckesson, activist
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