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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