Here are a few things left in the notebook from Institute
for Justice and Journalism’s seminar at Harvard for its 2005 racial justice
‘Covering Race Beyond the Box’: Newsrooms
are facing increasing financial and staffing pressures, making it harder at
some newspapers for reporters to get stories about an issue as complex as race
into the paper. This panel of reporters and editors discussed tactics to
overcome that obstacle.
Mae Cheng, an editor at Newsday and president of Unity:
“bite sized stories on the same topic” instead of the five-day project.
these stories after several months, in print or online, to get a
partnerships with ethnic or alternative media.
different story forms. “We may need to get off our high horses and blog.” If “our
ultimate goal is to be conscience of society” then use whatever format is
some “happy” stories.