Finding hidden stories in hidden communities (Diversity Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Mary Hudetz of The Seattle Times; Bernice Yeung of ProPublica; Sarah Cohen of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism; Robert Schoeffel of Bayerischer Rundfunk
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Addison
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Don’t settle for “it can’t be done.” Although some undercovered communities might seem a mystery, they don't have to remain that way. This session will discuss how to find and cover hard-to-reach communities such as Native Americans, immigrants and people living in fear of racism and hate. 

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah Cohen is the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School at ASU. Previously, she worked as the editor of a data reporting team at The New York Times focused on long-term enterprise and investigative stories, and as a database editor for The Washington Post. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Prize and the IRE medal. She is a past president of IRE, and served on the board for eight years.

  • Mary Hudetz is an investigative reporter for The Seattle Times, and a former Associated Press journalist. Past honors for her work include a 2019 News Leaders Association award for AP's coverage of cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women. A member of the Crow Tribe, Hudetz is a past president of the Native American Journalists Association. @marymhudetz

  • Robert Schoeffel is a journalist at BR Data, the data journalism team of german public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. He specializes in data driven, investigative and document based research and bringing these stories to life on tv, radio and online.

  • Bernice Yeung is a reporter with ProPublica who covers business, labor and employment. Previously, she was with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting where she was a member of the award-winning "Rape in the Fields" and "Rape on the Night Shift" reporting teams. She is the author of "In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers" (The New Press, 2018), which documents the extreme workplace sexual harassment that immigrant women face in low-wage work. @bmyeung

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