#RaceandPolice — Day 1, April 24 the morning discussions: police, race, bias and Ferguson coverage

Keeping the Peace. Peacefully — A McCormick Foundation Specialized Reporting Institute run by Community Media Workshop at Columbia College Chicago, April 23-25


  1. Twenty journalists and 40 police, academics, youth and experts came together in Chicago at Columbia College Chicago to discuss how to better cover stories of race, police and community. It was a powerful education.

  2. The panels and participants included a wide variety of news outlets, such as: St. Louis Public Radio, The Washington Post, MuckRock, Corpus Christi Caller Times, The Spokesman Review, Florida Bulldog, The New York Times, ProPublica, NPR, San Jose Mercury News, Time Magazine, Lakeshore Public Media, Corpus Christi Caller Times, The Spokesman Review, Florida Bulldog, Chicago Tribune, Colorlines.com, Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel, NorthStar News Today, Austin American Statesman, PublicSource, Des Moines Register, Univision Communications, Demos, KMGH-TV and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  3. The goal — to move forward and make deeper the stories we tell about violence, race and police. To look for more answers to "why," find better numbers and write better narratives, and also — to crack open a bit the world of policing, while understanding the voices of youth and the community.
  4. First session with Jin Hee Lee, deputy director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Reinaldo Rivera (below) U.S. Department of Justice. April 24, 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.