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Learn about how the media shapes stereotypes and perception in this panel discussion about minority representation in today’s newsrooms and the work towards increasing minority voices in news reporting in San Diego. 

Moderated by Jerry McCormick, Senior Public Information Officer for the City of San Diego


  • Pedro Calderon: News Director , NBC/ Telemundo 20 :Twitter: @pedrotlmd20
  • Chris Soriano: Founder of Clever Talks, Former Anchor at KYMA Yuma and OneAmerica News
  • JoAnn Fields, freelance journalist, Twitter: JoAnnFields619
  • Lindsay M. Hood, NBC7/ Telemundo 20 Assignment Editor, Twitter: @loolindsayhoo
  • David Poller, Freelance photographer, Twitter: PollerPhoto
  • Laura Castaneda, media coach, documentary filmmaker. Twitter: Presspasslc


This event is part of our new Breaking News @ The Library program series from the Media Literacy @ Your Library project. Media Literacy @ Your Library, a project of the American Library Association in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy @ Stony Brook University, is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the Rita Allen Foundation. For more Breaking News @ The Library programs, please go here: