Broadcasting Trauma, From Black Lives Matter to #StopAsianHate

  • Wednesday, Jun 23 – 1 PM – 1:45 PM ET (17 – 17:45 UTC)
  • #ONA21
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In reporting about racist violence, the news media has a dual responsibility to both inform the public and ameliorate the direct and vicarious trauma of impacted communities.

Join this incisive panel for thoughtful provocation and guidance on the ethics of publishing videos of hate crimes, police brutality and other violent racist acts against people of color in the era of Black Lives Matter and #StopAsianHate.

Content warning: This session will discuss incidents of racist violence that some attendees may find distressing.

This session is designed for:

  • Reporters interested in making impactful journalism that does not needlessly retraumatize vulnerable groups
  • Editors looking for techniques to bring their coverage of racial issues into an ethical framework
  • Everyone who would like a primer on ethics and best practices in reporting on racist violence


Rhon Flatts
Supervising Editorial Producer, NowThis News

Julia B. Chan
Managing Editor, KQED

Dawn Rhodes
Senior Editor, Block Club Chicago

Imaeyen Ibanga
Presenter, Documentarian, & Senior Producer, AJ+


Versha Sharma
editor in chief, Teen Vogue