An Invitation for all #FilAmVote Community Advocates, Tri-Media, & Citizen Media Practitioners

You're Invited to a NAM-UCOP Governance and 2012 Election Reporting Training! NaFFAA Region 8 is preparing for the upcoming NaFFAA Region 8 Community Empowerment Summit on March 16, 2012 at Hana Zen Pier 39 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Registration & Networking start at 4:00pm. See for more information. Before we convene at the Summit, this March 2 event will enlighten and engage us with best practices and education that will “rock the #FilAmVote” for 2012. On March 2, please join us and rock the #FilAmVote! Expect to be there from 9:15am to 5:30pm for the NAM-UCOP Governance and 2012 Election reporting training. Thank you! Lorna Dietz for NaFFAA Region 8 Media Group (415) 508-5326 (415) 508-5326 l l

Sign-in and registration will begin at 9:15 and the training will begin promptly at 9:30 with some welcoming remarks from UC President Mark Yudof. Around 9:45 Mark DiCamillo, executive director of the Field Poll, will speak about the growing power of the ethnic vote in California. From 10:15 to noon we will have a panel of speakers discussing wedge issues in the 2012 elections. Specifically speakers will be addressing realignment, tax initiatives and fiscal reform, water issues, and key issues of importance to the Asian American, Latino, and African-American communities. Our lunchtime speaker is Peter King, Public Affairs Director at UCOP. He will talk about the threat to higher education in California. In the afternoon, from 1:15 - 2:30, Susan Rasky (Berkeley J-School professor) and Don Solem (political consultant) will discuss key races to watch, how to cover them, and how to profile first time ethnic candidates. From 2:30 - 3:30, we will have a presentation on how to follow the money and track campaign finance. Members of Maplight as well as investigative reporter Aaron Glantz will discuss how to report on and investigate who is backing who. Next, there will be a short discussion on state parks closures in California, how that issue will play into the 2012 elections, and potential story ideas related to the effects of those closures.

From 4:15 - 4:45, veteran reporter Peter Schrag will go over do's and don'ts in political reporting, based on his decades of experience covering California politics. We will conclude the day with a roundtable of ethnic media members discussing the best ways to engage their audiences in the elections. The panelists will discuss the pros and cons of endorsements, how to do online polling, etc.

From: Suzanne Manneh <> Date: Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM Subject: Thank you!/ Important training next Friday, March 2 To: Suzanne Manneh Dear colleagues, I wanted to make sure you all know about our training next Friday, March 2 from 9:15 am-5:30 pm on covering the 2012 elections at the University of California Office of the President at 1111 Franklin Street in Oakland. The training is completely free and will feature presentations from analysts, policy experts, university professors as well as long-time political journalists, with breakfast and lunch. The location should have plenty of parking in the area and is also very close to 12th Street Oakland BART station. I encourage you all to share this with your colleagues and attend this important training to gather resources that will better help all of us in reporting on the elections and our communities this entire year. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and please make sure to RSVP to me,, or my colleague, Zaineb Mohammed: Best regards, Suzanne Manneh New America Media 275 9th St., 3rd floor San Francisco, CA 94103 p. 415-503-4170 x103 f. 415-503-0970

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