Monday, July 22, 2013

Panel Discussion: Illegals/Illegal Immigrant

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) held a panel discussion on the use/misuse of the term illegals/illegal immigrant at the Washington, DC headquarters of the GMMB on Friday, July 19th.

Interim Region 3 Director Ken Molestina organized the event. The panelists included USA Today's David Callaway, EFE's Maria Pena and yours truly.

There has been much debate since the Associated Press (AP) changed its stylebook and dropped the illegal and illegal immigrant in describing people in the United States who do not have the proper documentation.

Many media companies followed the AP's lead; others have not.

NAHJ for years have urged media companies to stop using the term that is factually inaccurate, demeaning and unfair.

Here's a report from Telemundo's local Washington, DC affiliate TV station:

with NAHJ ED Anna Lopez Buck and Region 3 Director Ken Molestina

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