MODERATOR: Orlando Bagwell, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Joie Chen, Al Jazeera America Manuel Garcia, Naples Daily News Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica Trymaine Lee, msnbc
Orlando Bagwell is the new director of the documentary program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Bagwell is one of the foremost documentarians of his generation. His work represents some of the industry’s most influential films about the civil rights movement and the history of American race relations.
Joie Chen is the anchor/correspondent for America Tonight, Al Jazeera America’s flagship current affairs program. Previously, Chen had been a White House and Capitol Hill correspondent for CBS News, where she also served as a regular contributor to the network’s long-form program CBS Sunday Morning. For a decade prior to that, Chen was a lead anchor for CNN and CNN International.
Manny Garcia is the Executive Editor of the Naples Daily News and its English and Spanish-language websites, Naplesnews.com and VistaSemanal.com. Garcia joined the Naples newsroom in October 2013. Since his arrival, Garcia created a Tallahassee Bureau in partnership with The Tampa Tribune, built an investigative team and reshaped the newsroom to be more diverse, own live news and increase video storytelling.
Nikole Hannah-Jones joined ProPublica in late 2011 and covers civil rights with a focus on segregation and discrimination in housing and schools. Her 2012 coverage of federal failures to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act won several awards, including Columbia University’s Tobenkin Award for distinguished coverage of racial or religious discrimination. Prior to coming to ProPublica, Hannah-Jones worked at The Oregonian and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.
Trymaine Lee is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covers guns, poverty and education for msnbc.com. Prior to joining msnbc Lee was a senior reporter with the Huffington Post, where he covered national stories that impacted the black community.