Finding hidden stories in hidden communities (Diversity Track)
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.
Sarah Cohen is the Knight professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. She previous worked as a reporter and editor for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the IRE medal, the RFK award and the Goldsmith award. Cohen is a past Knight Chair at Duke University and a reporter in Florida. She is a past president of IRE.
Mary Hudetz is an Associated Press reporter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she writes about law enforcement and tribes. She has received multiple honors for her work, including 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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