Tanzina Vega

Host, The Takeaway

Tanzina Vega is the host of The Takeaway. She reports and speaks on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States. She is also an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, author of the forthcoming book "Uppity," and a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.

Tanzina has contributed to CNN, CNNMoney, WNYC Radio, Reuters television, Billboard magazine and The New York Times, where she won an Emmy award for outstanding new approaches in documentary media and various awards from the National Press Photographers Association.

NPR’s Code Switch called called her one of their “Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch” and The Huffington Post listed Tanzina as one of the 40 top Latinos in American media.

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Tanzina Vega appears in the following:

What the Media Gets Wrong About Racism

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

What Trump's racist tweets, and the media's response to them, say about the experiences of women of color in the United States. 

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New Orleans Residents Survey the Damage After a Weekend of Heavy Rainfall

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Takeaway checks in with a New Orleans community member to hear how residents are dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Barry.

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Chicago Defender Ends Print Run

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Chicago Defender is one of the most important black publications in U.S. history and it will now only publish its content online.

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The Iranian Diplomat Behind the Nuclear Deal, Now Caught in the Middle

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was integral to the 2015 nuclear deal. But now he's under fire from hardliners on both sides. 

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Joy of World Cup Victory Contrasts with Fight for Equal Pay

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

As the US women's soccer team celebrated their fourth World Cup win with a ticker tape parade in New York, the players continue to fight for equal pay and more investment in the sport.

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Farai Chideya on the Broken Adoption System in the U.S.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The journalist and author has had three adoptions fall through.

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Native Leaders Invite 2020 Candidates to Presidential Forum

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The forum will be hosted by Native organizations in Sioux County to talk about issues specifically related to Native Americans.

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Digital 'Fingerprinting' Is The Next Generation Tracking Technology

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

When you browse the web, advertisers can use this technology to store your location and identity.

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Congress Raises Concerns Over Facebook's Planned Cryptocurrency

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Last week, congressional leaders asked Facebook to stop the development of its new cryptocurrency until they can assess the risks and opportunities for regulation.

Even With Insurance, the Cost of Health Care Remains a Crushing Burden

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Meanwhile, a US Circuit Court of Appeals is once again hearing arguments on the fate of Obamacare.

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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Powerful Allies

Monday, July 08, 2019

The latest charges against Jeffrey Epstein are raising new questions about how much his powerful allies knew about his behavior and what they did to protect him. 

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Summer Reads to Beat the Heat

Monday, July 08, 2019

New York Times book critic Parul Sehgal joins The Takeaway with a list of recommendations worth reading during the hottest months of the year.

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Facial Recognition Scans on the Rise

Monday, July 08, 2019

If you were at an airport over the Fourth of July holiday, there’s a chance you saw some new technology as you were checking in: facial recognition scans.

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What Would Life Be Like for Afghan Women If the Taliban Regains Power?

Monday, July 08, 2019

Women in Afghanistan are worried they may lose many of the civil rights they gained after America's intervention in 2001, if the Taliban regains power.

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Taliban Continues Negotiations with U.S. and Afghan Officials

Monday, July 08, 2019

The Taliban is continuing negotiations with U.S. and Afghan officials with the hopes of bringing peace to the region. 

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Rifts Emerge Between Progressive and Moderate Democrats Heading into 2020

Monday, July 08, 2019

Recent tensions within the Democratic Party played out this weekend, when Nancy Pelosi called out progressive Democratic politicians in an interview with the New York Times.

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A Rare Look At China's Treatment of Uighur Muslims

Monday, July 01, 2019

When parents go to "re-education" camps, where they're reportedly shackled and forced to sing patriotic songs, their kids go to "Kindergartens" behind brick walls and barbed wire.

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The Supreme Court's Decisions on Representation in Government

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Two legal analysts break down today's rulings from the Supreme Court, which both have an impact on representation in government. 

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Climate Change Was an Issue at Democratic Primary Debate in Miami

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Democratic primary debates kicked off in Miami, a city at the forefront of climate change in the country.

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Stonewall in 50 Acts with Trans Activists of Color Taking Center Stage

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The plays aim to address the contributions and impact of people of color and trans people who have been largely erased from contemporary depictions of Stonewall.

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