NIOT Virtual Conversation: Complicating the Narratives
In June, we asked local NIOT groups to invite journalists to join us for our virtual conversation, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. The topic was "complicating the narratives." SJN's Helene Biandudi Hofer offered guidance to help journalists produce more nuanced and inclusive interviews and stories when they are reporting on hate and intolerance. Watch the entire webinar above and you'll learn about:
- New ways to cover stories that are fresh, inclusive and impactful
- Don't oversimplify... the story is never as simple as it may seem
- Do your research: Be sure to include essential historical context for the community
- Centering storytelling on victims and survivors, not perpetrators
NIOT's Patrice O'Neill and Pardeep Kaleka of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee moderated the event.
Resources Mentioned in the Webinar
- Complicating the Narratives initiative @ the Solutions Journalism Network
- Looping for journalists
- A looping demo
- 22 interview questions to "complicate the narrative"
- Smriti Jacob articles (from a Complicating the Narratives lens):
- The bigotry Asian Americans face
- Can trust be restored?
- Guidance for reporting on extremist groups & threats (from Over Zero)
- Pardeep Kaleka's organization: Serve 2 Unite
- Pardeep Kaleka's book: The Gift of Our Wounds
- NIOT podcast interview w/Pardeep and Serve 2 Unite Co-Founder Arno Michaelis
- Not In Our Town film Waking in Oak Creek
- Not In Our Town film Camden's Turn
- The Carl Rogers book referenced by Pardeep: The Way of Being (NOTE: Pardeep referenced pages 8-10)
- Not in Our Town podcast