Communities in Crisis: Ethical Considerations for Journalists
March 7, 2011
Held in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Tucson, the program focused on how journalists can ethically cover communities facing crises, such as riots, natural disasters or acts of terrorism or violence.
“Communities in Crisis: Ethical Considerations for Journalists” was held in partnership with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Valley of the Sun chapter.
Panelists included Victor Merina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times who is now a senior correspondent and special projects editor for Reznet, a website focusing on American Indian issues; and Ina Jaffe, a national correspondent for National Public Radio. Jaffe, who is based in Los Angeles, has covered stories such as elections, natural disasters and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The panel was moderated by Meg Spratt, director of Dart Center West.
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