Fixing The Problems With Local Crime Coverage

Join this essential conversation to learn about the successes and failures of 45 newsrooms who participated in a three-month pilot project designed to transform their crime coverage into public service journalism.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists who cover local news and must decide which crimes to cover or how to hold law enforcement accountable.
  • Journalists who work for national outlets and must decide which crime stories are relevant to a national audience.
  • Journalists who are looking for a new pathway to connect with underserved communities.


Kelly McBride
Senior Vice President, Chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership, Poynter
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Cheryl Thompson-Morton
Black Media Initiative Director, CUNY

Kyndell Harkness
Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity & Community, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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