VIDEO: News coverage of the Somali community (Part 1 of 2)

Watch video of a panel of local journalists and Somali community leaders discussing challenges to covering an immigrant community and the differing roles of the mainstream media and the ethnic news media in covering the Somali community. Panelists included:

Moderator – Wendy Wyatt, University of St. Thomas
Julia Opoti, Editor — Mshale
Duchesne Drew, Managing Editor for Operations — Star Tribune
Ruben Rosario, Columnist (Crime, Justice & Public Safety) — Pioneer Press
Laura Yuen, Reporter – Minnesota Public Radio
Esme Murphy, Reporter/Anchor — WCCO-TV
Mohamed Hassan, President – Somali Institute for Peace and Justice
Sahra Noor, Director, Language Services and Community Health – Fairview/University of Minnesota Medical Center
Hassan Mohamud, Attorney/Professor, William Mitchell College of Law
Dr. Abdirahman D Mohamed, Chief of Staff — AXIS Medical Center
Hussein Samatar, Executive Director – African Development Center

Presented by the Minnesota News Council, with co-sponsors, The Minnesota Journalism Center and MN Society of Professional Journalists.

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