- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Friday, June 15 at 4:35 p.m.
- Location: Clarendon-Dartmouth
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
More Americans live in poverty than ever before. But stories about poverty can be hard to sell, both in news meetings and on newsstands. Learn practical tools for understanding today’s poverty and antipoverty programs,
dos and don’ts for covering low-income issues and new ways to cover poverty that will impress editors and intrigue readers.
Murphy explains why it's important to cover poverty and gives a brief history of what it entails and how the U.S. defines it.
The Impact of Poverty, and How to Convince Your Editors its Worth Writing About
This Powerpoint presentation is a great guide to why you should cover poverty. Get your editor and your readers to care with Kelly's pitch ideas and story examples as well as steps to take to get started.