After the 2016 election, reporters across the country began noticing what seemed like a wave of hate crimes, harassment and abuse. But with limited data, they weren’t sure if what they were seeing marked an increase. To solve that problem, more than 100 news organizations united to tell the story of hate in America. They’re led by ProPublica’s Rachel Glickhouse, the partner manager for the project “Documenting Hate.” On this episode, we talk to Rachel and Jessica Weiss, a Univision reporter participating in the collaboration.
Looking for links to the stories and resources we discussed on this week’s podcast? We’ve collected them for you.
- Read Univision’s story about Maria Ramírez: “A Hispanic woman received a racist letter. Here’s how her community responded.”
- Journalists who want to get involved with the project should go here.
- If you were a victim of a hate incident and would like to share your story with the project, you can fill out this form.
- Read more articles from the Documenting Hate coalition and learn more about who’s involved here.
- Members only: Want to learn more about Electionland? Listen to audio from our panel at the 2017 CAR Conference.
Emily Hopkins reported this story. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. Original episode artwork comes from podcast host Blake Nelson. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.
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