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Covering Jails and Police Reform

September 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This free online webinar series will help journalists more confidently cover America’s criminal justice system, from learning about COVID-19 inside jails to proposed changes in local policing.


  • Tune in once a week from Sept. 22 to Oct. 20 for 90-minute, hands-on workshops.
  • Become a better informed, more thoughtful reporter covering hot-button justice issues in your community.
  • Go beyond covering daily spot news to dig deeper and write enterprise stories.
  • Learn from experts on policing, incarceration, criminal justice, addiction, justice policy and journalism.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the series, you will learn how to:

  • Cover significant legislative and local changes in policing
  • Grapple with the ethics issues of how journalists cover the accused and convicted
  • Deeply report stories about your local jail and COVID-19
  • Generate more story ideas based on new data and trends in local jails
  • Understand the effects of your reporting on formerly incarcerated people
  • Consider new and diverse sources for your reporting