Covering hate in America (Sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Rachel Glickhouse of ProPublica; Jerry Mitchell of Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting; Aaron Sankin; Natalie Allison of The Tennessean
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Oceans 5-7
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

How can you effectively collect hate crimes data when law enforcement does such a bad job? What's the best way to cover white supremacy without giving white supremacists a platform? What are best practices for establishing contacts with hate groups and white supremacists? We'll provide insight and tips on how to tackle the hate beat.

Speaker Bios

  • Natalie Allison is a breaking news reporter for The Tennessean in Nashville and USA TODAY Network. She has covered hate group activity across the Southeast. @natalie_allison

  • Rachel Glickhouse is a journalist and the partner manager for ProPublica's large collaborative projects. She has taught engagement journalism at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and The New School. She previously worked at Univision, Medium and Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and also worked as a freelancer. 

  • The stories of Clarion Ledger investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell have helped put four Klansmen and a suspected serial killer behind bars. His stories have exposed injustices and corruption, helping lead to investigations, exonerations, firings and reforms of state agencies. A 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a 2009 MacArthur fellow, he is writing a memoir about his pursuit of civil rights cold cases. @jmitchellnews

  • Aaron Sankin is a journalist at the Center for Investigative Reporting covering online extremism, civil rights, and technology policy. He is a co-author of CIR's weekly Hate Report newsletter. 

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