It is our responsibility to resist industry-typical copaganda and instead produce reporting that focuses on transformative and reparative practices and informs readers how to keep their communities whole, safe, and accountable
Tag: Rethinking Crime Reporting
Journalists have incredible power to shape our perceptions of reality, risk, and safety, and with that power comes responsibility. Especially when it comes to how we report crime and the lives it affects. In the original three-part series, Prism’s criminal legal reporter Tamar Sarai did a deep dive into how people and their communities are continually impacted by anti-Blackness in crime reporting and the media’s uncritical acceptance of the information provided by law enforcement. The original series and additional pieces also cover the growing movement within newsrooms and among media advocates to cultivate an active awareness of how our coverage can further entrench racist narratives and provide the public with reporting rooted in context and humanity as much as factual accuracy.