Covering Cops and Communities: A Poynter Conversation

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Course Overview

Covering Cops and Communities: A Poynter Conversation
Because we believe so strongly in helping journalists cover this important topic, this $29.95 event is free.
Originally Broadcast On:
May 04, 2015
Time Estimate:
1 hour

About Conversations

Join us in our virtual studio as Poynter faculty and other veteran journalists discuss issues about the craft and values of the profession. This live videocast also gives you the opportunity to join the conversation, submitting your own questions and responding to poll questions posed by the host.

Local newsrooms everywhere need to look closely at their local police departments and listen closely to their communities. The role of journalism is to hold the powerful accountable and give a voice to the voiceless.

In this conversation, recorded May 4, 2015, you will hear from several journalists who have done a remarkable job in these areas.

What Will I Learn:
  • Tips for investigating local law enforcement
  • Ways to become better engaged with your community
  • Ideas for expanding coverage of community policing
  • How to ensure that multiple viewpoints and perspectives are represented in your coverage of police in your community
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, editors, producers, photojournalists, bloggers and anyone who wants to improve how they hold police departments accountable and listen to their communities.

Course Instructors:

Luis Clemens

Luis Clemens is NPR's senior editor for diversity. He works across the newsroom to build a broad foundation of diverse experts and sources in order to enhance NPR's news coverage.

In this position, Clemens is also part of NPR's Diversity team and is active partner in training initiatives at NPR and across public radio - helping to strengthen local coverage by expanding the range of content, sources, ideas and expertise.

Jennifer Peter

Jennifer Peter is senior deputy managing editor for local news, overseeing the Boston Globe’s coverage of government, politics, education, crime, religion, and everyday life in Boston, the suburbs, and beyond. She previously worked as the Globe’s city editor, political editor, and co-leader of one of the newspaper’s regional sections, after a 12-year career as a reporter in Boston, Virginia, Connecticut, and Idaho.

Kameel Stanley

Kameel Stanley covers the St. Petersburg Police Department and public safety issues in southern Pinellas County for the Tampa Bay Times. She grew up in Michigan and started with the Times in January 2009 after graduating from Central Michigan University. Before coming to the Florida, she racked up bylines during summer internships at several newspapers, including the Grand Rapids Press and the Washington Post.

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Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
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Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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