Discussion: Reporting on the 2020 Latino vote amid the pandemic
“Every 30 Seconds” highlights the diversity of backgrounds and opinions of young Latino voters during the 2020 US election.
Photos by Chris Kalafarski/The World
The US presidential election in November could be the first time Latinos are the largest minority group in the electorate.
Young Latinos could swing the outcome of the election — if they come out to vote. That’s because approximately every 30 seconds, a young Latino turns 18 and becomes eligible to vote.
For the past four months, The World’s “Every 30 Seconds” project has been following the stories of eight young Latino voters in different corners of the United States, reporting on the issues, influences, concerns and challenges driving Latino decision making and turnout for the election. It’s a collaboration with public radio stations across the US.
View the full project: Every 30 Seconds
Join The World’s Daisy Contreras for a conversation with three of the eight Every 30 Seconds journalists — Naomi Prioleau of WUNC in Chapel Hill, Max Rivlin-Nadler of KPBS in San Diego and Martha Dalton of WABE in Atlanta — focusing on their experiences reaching out to young Latinos for a yearlong reporting project and the lessons they’ve learned on reporting during the pandemic.
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