Awareness in Reporting represents a distillation of ideas from broadcast journalists, station managers, news industry leaders and journalism educators among others for meeting the growing challenges of covering stories that involve sensitive topics. These stories can be among the most complicated for stations to cover since journalism can sometimes influence as well as reflect situations and circumstances in a community. The first of these topics to be addressed is race and ethnicity. Others will follow.
Click below to view the April 12 panel discussion launch of the Awareness in Reporting initiative and toolkit.
The Reporting on Race Toolkit is divided into six sections. Areas encompassed in the suggestions range from story development to maintaining safety during tense or volatile situations.