Navigating hate crime and white supremacy coverage

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Sarah Childress of FRONTLINE; Rachel Glickhouse of ProPublica; Jacquee Petchel of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 11:30am
  • Location: Texas F
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

What's the best approach to covering hate crimes in your community? How can you cover white supremacists without giving them a platform? How can we best address the challenges and sensitivities of working on this beat? We'll provide insight and tips from reporters who have tackled the issue.

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah Childress is the senior editor for FRONTLINE. Previously, she covered Iraq for Newsweek, sub-Saharan Africa for The Wall Street Journal and edited reporters in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America for GlobalPost. Her work has also been published in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Sarah graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where she studied English and journalism. @sarah_childress

  • Rachel Glickhouse is a journalist and the partner manager for ProPublica's large collaborative projects. She has taught engagement journalism at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and The New School. She previously worked at Univision, Medium and Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and also worked as a freelancer. 

  • Jacquee Petchel is executive editor of the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia investigative reporting initiative at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She worked as a reporter at The Indianapolis News and The Arizona Republic, an investigative reporter and editor at the Miami Herald, investigative executive producer at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis and WFOR-TV in Miami and investigations editor at the Houston Chronicle. 

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