First informers. Investigators. Trusted reporters. Local radio and television stations have unique relationships with their communities and their reporters are often the first on the scene as racially sensitive stories develop. Americans continue to rely on their local news broadcasters who are uniquely situated to bring the role race plays in these stories to the forefront.
Together with their partner organizations, the National Association of Broadcasters and the NAB Education Foundation are brought together news directors, reporters and journalism school faculty to discuss their experiences and recommendations about reporting on racially sensitive stories.
The event took place on April 12 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and full video of the panel discussions is available for viewing on-demand by clicking the button below.