Lessons from Black Twitter: Inclusive Reporting in Diverse Communities

A Knight Foundation analysis of interactions between Twitter’s black, feminist and Asian-American subcultures — and the news media that cover them — shows well-placed mistrust, cynical story mining and ambivalent engagement. We’ll unpack why this happens with an eye toward making news more representative and accurate.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists covering underserved or difficult-to-reach communities
  • Organizations looking to improve engagement and build positive feedback loops
  • Anyone who wants to understand how communities develop and establish a voice in the online space
  • Speakers

    Meredith Clark
    Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
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    Paul Cheung
    Director / Journalism + Technology Innovation, Knight Foundation
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    Nisha Chittal
    Engagement Editor, Vox
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    Anusha Alikhan
    Director of Communications, Knight Foundation
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    Session Audio

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