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National Telebriefing for Media: How to Cover Hate Crimes

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What is a hate crime? What is hate speech?
What data exist on hate crimes? How is that data collected?
How can the media report on hate crimes and hate speech effectively?


All reporters are invited to join New America Media for a national telebriefing to learn about covering hate crimes in our communities.


WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST

Call-in Number: 1-866-710-0179
Passcode: NAM

Ethnic and community media need to be front-line responders to acts of hate targeting their communities. This briefing aims to help media improve coverage, empower their audiences to report incidents of hate, play a role in mitigating inter-group conflict, and advocate for more effective data collection.

Speakers include:
Brian Levin, Criminal Justice Professor at CSU San Bernardino, Director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism
Phyllis Gerstenfeld, Criminal Justice Professor at CSU Stanislaus, author of Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies
A.C. Thompson, investigative journalist for ProPublica

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