Race in America: Where Is the Coverage of Anti-Asian Harassment and Violence?

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Race in America: Where Is the Coverage of Anti-Asian Harassment and Violence?

Original broadcast: Feb. 25, 2021. Replay available upon demand.

In this 45-minute On Poynt session, you will hear directly from national journalists about their experiences reporting on harassment and violence against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) people and why the subject has gone under-reported.

Overview

  • Go behind the scenes with national journalists covering the impact of racism on Asian Americans
  • Explore why there isn’t more coverage of the issue.
  • Original broadcast: Feb. 25, 2021. Replay available upon demand.
  • Journalists and educators: Get insight about how to cover racism and its impact on communities.
  • Citizens: Understand the dynamics and decisions that impact the news you consume.
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A.

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • How Asian Americans have been targeted during the pandemic.
  • How rhetoric and racism has fueled harassment and violence.
  • Why this topic is under-reported at local and national levels.
  • How to write about the topic.

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

Overview

  • Go behind the scenes with national journalists covering the impact of racism on Asian Americans
  • Explore why there isn’t more coverage of the issue.
  • Original broadcast: Feb. 25, 2021. Replay available upon demand.
  • Journalists and educators: Get insight about how to cover racism and its impact on communities.
  • Citizens: Understand the dynamics and decisions that impact the news you consume.
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A.

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Original broadcast: Feb. 25, 2021. Replay available upon demand.

The stories are shocking — 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee died of wounds suffered when a stranger knocked him down on a San Francisco street. A 91-year-old man who was thrown to the ground on a street in Oakland, California. A Filipino man on his way to work slashed in the face on a New York City subway train — it took 100 stitches to close the wounds. Why haven’t these seemingly random acts of anti-Asian violence received more media attention? Join Poynter’s Joie Chen as she talks to Juju Chang of ABC News and Weijia Jiang of CBS News. You’ll discover what Chang, co-anchor of “Nightline,” and White House correspondent Jiang have learned about the Asian American experience through their reporting. You’ll emerge with ideas about where to take your coverage of this topic.

Journalists, educators and citizens are invited to tune in for this free On Poynt session Thursday, Feb. 25, at noon Eastern. There will be time for questions at the end of the session, moderated by Chen.

About On Poynt

In 2021, our On Poynt series will feature timely interviews with journalists for the story behind the story of the current events, moderated by Poynter experts.

These brief sessions will help journalists, educators, students and anyone interested in the news to better understand the circumstances, decisions and risks that went into the reporting the story everyone’s talking about.

These sessions are free to attend and will pop-up in concert with the news cycle. We’ll bring you behind the scenes for a closer look at the best of the best in reporting today. Most sessions will include time for Q&A at the end.

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Thank you to our sponsor: The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation

Original broadcast: Feb. 25, 2021. Replay available upon demand.

During the first 30 minutes of the On Poynt, Joie Chen will interview Chang and Jiang about what’s happening to Asian Americans communities across the country. They will discuss the common themes and takeaways. During the final 15 minutes, audience members will have an opportunity to get their questions answered.

Who should tune in

This 45-minute session will help journalists, educators, students and anyone interested in the news to better understand the circumstances, decisions and risks that went into the reporting the story everyone’s talking about.

Cost

This On Poynt session is free to attend. Suggested donation is $15.

Instructors

Faculty

  • Joie Chen (she/her)
    Senior Adviser & Faculty
    Joie Chen brings a wide range of experience as a national and international television journalist to the Poynter Institute, where she will serve as Senior...
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  • Juju Chang
    Co-anchor, ABC Nightline
    Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline.” She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” Chang has been recognized...
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  • Weijia Jiang
    Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News
    Weijia Jiang is CBS News' senior White House correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Jiang's reporting is featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including...
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