Solidarity journalism: An alternative practice
In coverage during and after climate and environmental disasters, stories tend to feature villains, protagonists, apocalyptic narratives and chaos. Catastrophe becomes the lens through which we see the community. But there is another way
The Uproot Project wants race and class at the forefront of environmental reporting
“The old narrative doesn’t work anymore — it never did. It’s time to take it out by its roots, and start anew.”
What does movement journalism mean for journalism as a whole?
Movement journalism. It didn’t yet have the name, but still, it was there in practice when Ida B. Wells’ name was first placed on the masthead on the Memphis Free Speech in 1892.
Editorial boards that look nothing like their cities shouldn’t speak for them
Why do editorial boards look nothing like their communities? For decades, one organization has comprehensively tracked newsroom’s hiring, retention, and diversity efforts. The American Society of News Editors’ annual survey has always painted an occasionally hopeful but dim-in-aggregate picture of American newsrooms. Across the board, newsrooms often reflect the diversity of the country and their … Continued
Q&A: Media reparations with Collette Watson
While Black Americans have held steady conversations for years on how to repair the generational harms enacted by slavery, American institutions have only recently begun to take the question of reparations seriously. Case in point: HR 40, a House bill that would simply study what reparations could look like, has still not passed the House … Continued
Journalism outlets need new social media policies
What should they look like? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist Alexis Johnson was barred from protest coverage after joking about a Kenny Chesney concert on Twitter. She tweeted: “Horrifying scenes and aftermath from selfish LOOTERS who don’t care about this city!!!!! …. oh wait sorry. No, these are pictures from a Kenny Chesney concert tailgate. Whoops.” Johnson, … Continued