A conversation about media and politics with Asma Khalid

Portrait of Asma Khalid

Asma Khalid, who covered the 2016 presidential election for National Public Radio, will talk about media’s role in covering politics April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Ballroom A. She will take questions from attendees, and the dialog will be moderated by Rosa Martey, associate professor of journalism and media communication at CSU.

The conversation is free and open to the entire campus community.

As part of her election coverage, Khalid focused on the intersection of demographics and politics and often used data to dig into larger trends; for example, she created the Perfect State Index to find the most “representative” U.S. state ahead of the 2016 primary season.

Before joining NPR’s election team in 2015, Khalid covered politics for WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, where she also reported extensively on the Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger. She was previously a freelance radio reporter, producer for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” NPR reporting fellow, and a reporter for WAMU in Washington, D.C.

Khalid’s visit to campus is sponsored by the Office of International Programs.