Redesigning Crime Coverage To Reduce Harm and Actually Serve Communities

  • Thursday, Jun 24 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM ET (14:30 – 15:15 UTC)
  • #ONA21
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Traditional conventions in crime reporting, including publishing mugshots and arrest reports, can damage community trust, reinforce stereotypes and inequalities, and lead to flawed coverage.

This best practices session from Trusting News and the Maynard Institute examines the goals and incentives of crime coverage and challenge whether the crime coverage we produce and support is serving our communities.

This session is designed for:

  • Editors and managers responsible for developing newsroom crime coverage
  • Community and audience professionals confronting trust issues
  • Anyone who would like to see more responsible reporting on sensitive issues


Joy Mayer
Director, Trusting News
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