As editors reorganize and identify new beats or topics, social justice reporting is gaining ground as an area of coverage. In the San Francisco Bay area, where social justice is a simmering topic, newsrooms are developing creative approaches.
The Center for Investigative Reporting sent poets and playwrights into the field with reporter Amy Julia Harris to examine the state of the some of worst public housing imaginable in Richmond, California.
Public radio station KQED commissioned graphic artist Andy Warner to create a comic book describing citizen’s legal rights when they get pulled over by the police. They distributed comic book to high school students.
AJ+’s Shadi Rahimi helped develop a strategy for covering citizen protests that starts with reporters documenting events and witnesses on their cell phones and publishing raw video straight to social media. Read more