Jennifer Medina, National Fellow, is an award-winning national political reporter at the New York Times. In her two decades at the New York Times, she has written extensively about politics, education, immigration, poverty, and violence. Most recently, her work has focused on chronicling Latino voters as a political force. She is currently working on a book tracing modern Latino politics and identity in America, exploring how bruising battles beginning in the 1990s shaped a tenuous collective identity and contributed to the rising influence of Latino voters.
- Latino, Evangelical and Politically Homeless: A profile of a Hispanic Evangelical pastor, who felt torn by his congregation and his own politics, for the New York Times.
- How Democrats Missed Trump’s Appeal to Latino Voters: A post-election analysis of how many Democrats ignored Trump's in-roads with Hispanic voters across the country for the New York Times.
- How Immigration Politics Drives Some Hispanic Voters to the G.O.P. in Texas: A New York Times story exploring how grievance politics is effective among Hispanic voters living on the US-Mexico border.
- Latinos Back Black Lives Matter Protests. They Want Change for Themselves, Too.: A story for the New York Times looking at how Latinos viewed themselves in the midst of the 2020 racial justice protests.
- The Field: A Divided Latino Vote in Arizona: An episode of the Daily, a podcast from the New York Times, examining the potential impact of Latino voters in Arizona, a longtime Republican stronghold.