September 9, 2012 | By Aileen Schlef | email@example.com
Juan González, of New York Daily News and Democracy Now!, and Joseph Torres, of Free Press, will discuss the book "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media," on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club.
"News for All the People" is an account of the class and racial conflicts in the American news media, from the first colonial newspaper to the Internet. The book reveals how racial segregation in the media distorted the news and unearths numerous examples of how publishers and broadcasters actually fomented racial violence through their coverage.
González is a staff columnist for New York Daily News, a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and co-host of Democracy Now! Torres is the senior advisor for government and external affairs for Free Press, the national media reform organization.
A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. The authors will only sign copies purchased through the Press Club. Admission is free for NPC members and $5 for all non-members. Register at www.press.org/events/news-all.