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[WEBINAR] Misinformation y Las Noticias: Credible News for Latinx and Spanish-Language Communities

Join the Dallas Public Library and PEN America on August 12 at 6pm CT for a conversation with local reporters and community leaders about misinformation in Latinx and Spanish-language communities. We know that communities of color have been hit hard by the swirl of confusion around accurate information about the pandemic, and we’re seeing early signs that BIPOC communities are already being targeted with disinformation about the November election and voting rights—strategies that echo 2016 tactics. Join us for a virtual event to discuss strategies to combat these efforts.

During this live, interactive conversation, we’ll explore the ways that misleading and false content spreads in different communities and possible solutions for the barrage of mis- and disinformation that harms communication ecosystems and erodes public trust. We’ll discuss how media literacy skills and local news coverage can help defend vulnerable communities from bad actors.

This conversation will be offered in English or Spanish via Zoom Interpretation – please be sure to download the Zoom app in advance to access the interpretation option.

Please confirm your registration at the Zoom link below. For more information, contact Hannah Waltz, Media Literacy Training Coordinator, at [email protected].

This event is co-sponsored by FundaMedios, the Center for Community Media at CUNY Craig Newmark Journalism School, Hearken, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the NAHJ San Diego-Tijuana Chapter.



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James Barragán, Dallas Morning News

James Barragán covers Texas politics for The Dallas Morning News. He has covered immigration, public safety and voting rights and has traveled on assignment to the U.S. Supreme Court and Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Before joining The News in 2017, he worked for the Austin American-Statesman and The Los Angeles Times.

Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Texas Tribune

Stacy Marie IshmaelStacy-Marie Ishmael is the editorial director of The Texas Tribune. Prior to moving to Austin, she was a senior editor at Apple, the managing editor for mobile at BuzzFeed News, and vice president of communities at the Financial Times. She is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, a committed bike commuter, and a serial comma enthusiast.

Liz Magallanes, Mi Familia Vota

Liz MagallanesA native of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Liz came to the U.S. when she was seven years old. Growing up she lived everywhere in North Texas from the suburbs of Richardson to East Dallas. She lives to serve, and fight alongside low-income communities, communities of color, and immigrant youth of North Texas to ensure their rights are secured. She believes dignity and respect for people of color, immigrants, and all people, regardless of race, or faith should ring out in every aspect of society, locally, nationally and globally, including in legislation. As an artist she also strives to incorporate those voices in the culture through film and television, and every kind of Art! She loves to watch movies and listen to everything from La Santa Cecilia to Kendrick Lamar when she is not serving as Dallas Coordinator with Mi Familia Vota. She can be reached at [email protected]

Nicolás Ríos, Documented

Nicolás Ríos is Documented’s Audience Editor and is an Emmy nominated Chilean journalist living in NYC and working as an audience and communities strategist for media companies. He has experience in Agile R&D (Documented, Axios, Quartz and Ciper Chile) and content creation (with CNN Chile, Vice, BBC and Revista Sábado).


Nora Benavidez, Director of U.S. Free Expression Programs, PEN America


Ernest Niño-Murcia and Tamber Hilton


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