Reporting Poverty: Narratives Around Need
Poverty and inequality sit at the heart of a huge range of issues in both the US and UK and yet so much of journalism features at best a superficial view, at worst exploitation and condemnation of people experiencing poverty.
As these toxic narratives have become widespread, the problem of poverty has itself been increasing, through years of austerity and the thinning of social support. This has been taken to new extremes by the shocks of the global financial crisis and now the Covid-19 pandemic – the economic impact of which we have barely begun to witness.
This talk brings together two of the foremost chroniclers of inequality in both countries to discuss these issues, look ahead to future prospects and problems, and give advice on telling stories with authenticity and empathy.
The discussion took place on Zoom and was broadcast live on the CIJ YouTube channel.
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- 7 July 2021 15.30–16.30 British Summer Time (GMT +1)