HPRA Miami  & UM School of Communication to Host Panel on 2016 Elections 

 

Countdown to Decision 2016′

Join the Hispanic Public Relations Association – Miami Chapter, along with the University of Miami School of Communication and Toppel Career Center, for a conversation with some of the country’s most well-respected journalists and strategists to discuss the influence the Latino community has on American politics and how the media coverage surrounding the candidates and the issues play a role in shaping public opinion.
  • Are Hispanics doomed to abdicate their democratic right, or are we finally beginning to flex our political muscle?
  • Is the issue of immigration exaggerated and far outweighed by more universally

    relevant themes such as the economy, jobs and national security.

  • What are the challenges political parties as well as candidates face in appealing to a diverse range of Hispanic cultures and generations?
  • Are we entering a new era of divisive rhetoric as opposed to candidates of the past that aimed to unite everyone behind one common theme?
  • How are the tools and tactics being employed by the media to cover the election affecting engagement with the Hispanic community and the electorate at large?
  • How has Jorge Ramos and the larger topic of “advocacy journalism” embodied by MSNBC and FOX News changed the way we look at the role of a journalist?
  • What are some of the most important issues occurring south of the border that will affect our election to the north?
  • How much will the new relationship with Cuba impact the vote in 2016?

When: November 3, 2015 6:00-8:00 p.m. Where: The Loft at University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center

5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Cost: $15.00 per person RSVP here.