A panel discussion regarding media coverage of immigration issues.


Julia Preston, New York Times

Preston, currently the New York Times’ national immigration correspondent, was previously a foreign correspondent in Mexico. She is a member of the New York Times team that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for international affairs for a series documenting the effects of drug corruption in Mexico. She has reported from several other Latin American countries and was the 1997 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for distinguished coverage of Latin America and a 1994 winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Humanitarian Journalism.

Robert Smith, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Smith is a veteran journalist who covers international cultures and immigration for The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper. He has written extensively about immigration issues, chronicling many different viewpoints of the immigrant experience, from that of undocumented field workers to millionaire entrepreneurs. His 2007 coverage of stepped-up immigration enforcement in the Midwest, and its impact on immigrant communities, won a statewide award.

David Leopold, Attorney

Leopold teaches immigration law at Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State universities. He has been recognized by his peers as an Ohio Super Lawyer, a process conducted by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media Inc. He is often quoted in the media and his analyses of immigration issues are published frequently in the national media.


Veronica Dahlberg, editor of The HOLA Journal and member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland chapter, Board of Directors.


Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland Professional chapter

Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, John Carroll University, Program for Applied Ethics, John Carroll University

HOLA (Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula, which translates to Organization of Hispanic Women of Lake and Ashtabula).

Dolan Center for Science and Technology / Donahue Auditorium
John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard
University Heights, Ohio 44118

Tuesday, September 29
7 p.m.

Carrie Buchanan
Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
216.397.3078 or cbuchanan@jcu.edu
Veronica Dahlberg
The HOLA Journal
440.964.3372 or hola@holatoday.org

Posted on September 14, 2009