Who would have ever thought that we’d be covering demonstrations with neo-Nazis chanting “blood and soil” in 2017? In the wake of Charlottesville, U.S. journalists are brushing up on their knowledge of such groups. As journalists, how do we ensure even-handed coverage of clashes between white nationalist and antifa groups? And how does our love of the First Amendment guide us in covering public incidents where speech may be repressed? Where does speech end and violence begin?
The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and The Deadline Club, which is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will co-host a panel about covering hate groups on Monday, Oct. 23. There will be a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the panel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The following experts will explain the long history of these conflicts in American society, and why it matters today.
Panelists: Sandeep Junnarkar (@sandeep_NYC), Director of Interactive Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Marc Lacey (@marclacey), National News Editor, The New York Times; Ryan Lenz (@LenzSPLC), Senior Investigative Reporter, Southern Poverty Law Center; Lee Rowland (@berkitron), Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU; Jessica Schulberg (@jessicaschulb), Foreign Affairs Reporter, Huffington Post.
Moderator: J. Alex Tarquinio (@alextarquinio), President-Elect, Society of Professional Journalists
Moderator: J. Alex Tarquinio is President-Elect of the Society of Professional Journalists, a board member of the society’s educational foundation and the SPJ representative to the planning committee for the 2018 Excellence in Journalism national convention. She has worked as an editor at Time Inc., The Real Deal and Forbes and as a writer at The Wall Street Journal. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Barron’s and Reader’s Digest. She is a German Marshall Fund fellowship recipient.
At a Glance
What: Covering Hate panel
When: Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Reception: 6 p.m. Panel: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W 40th St, New York, NY