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Thursday, August 11 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Shootings, Protests and Tragedy: Being a Journalist at the Front Lines of the Race Debate

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On July 7, the world watched in horror as a gunman intent on killing white people ambushed the Dallas police during a Black Lives Matter protest. Five officers were killed in a massacre that only intensified long-simmering racial tensions between police and the black community. Fatal shootings elsewhere have marred both sides of the debate, now at a boil. Several AAJA members covered the tragedies in Dallas and elsewhere from the front lines. Join us for a discussion about what they did, how they felt and what their journalism is bringing to their communities.


Moderators
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Tom Huang

Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Tom Huang is Sunday & Enterprise Editor at The Dallas Morning News and Editing Fellow at The Poynter Institute. In 2013, he was a Punch Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University, where he studied executive leadership and journalism innovation. For the past 14 years, he has taught in Poynter seminars on reporting, writing, editing, ethics, diversity and leadership. He has worked at The Dallas Morning News since 1993, first as a... Read More →

Speakers
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Ryan Kailath

Reporter, WWNO New Orleans Public Radio
Ryan Kailath is a reporter at WWNO New Orleans Public Radio. His work airs on public radio programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and The World, as well as on longform podcasts like 99% Invisible, The Heart, Note to Self and others.
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Jaeah Lee

Investigative Journalist, Freelance
Jaeah is an investigative journalist living in San Francisco. She was most recently a staff reporter at Mother Jones, covering policing after Ferguson. She writes about criminal justice and racial inequality, among other subjects. Her work has been featured in the Atlantic, Guardian, MSNBC, Democracy Now, and other outlets.
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Sara Onitsuka

Coordinator, Letters for Black Lives
Sara Onitsuka is a rising Junior at The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, and a coordinator for Letters for Black Lives, an open letter project on anti-blackness. At Wooster, Sara is the co-president of the ASiA (Asia Supporters in Action) club. She studies Neuroscience and Political Science.


Thursday August 11, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pompeian I & II

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