If the Twin Cities media are supposed to report on issues facing our community, then how well are they doing? Development is booming, neighborhoods are changing and diversity is growing. There has been a surge in immigrants who settle in the Twin Cities, and they are rapidly melting into our neighborhoods and economy.

But how well are minority issues covered? Are ethnic groups fairly portrayed in nightly newscasts and morning newspapers? What’s it like for minority journalists to work in a market where the majority of their colleagues are Caucasian?

Join Duchesne Drew, Star Tribune reporter, Ruben Rosario, St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist, and Vineeta Sawkar, KSTP-TV anchor, for a panel discussion about these issues at noon Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 310, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center. The panel, titled “Who’s in the News? How Well Do Twin Cities Media Handle Diversity?” is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the University of St. Thomas student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.