How Can Journalism ‘Move the Conversation Forward’ On Race”

In the wake of racially charged rallies like the one in Charlottesville, Virginialast month, and as cities take stock of their histories by way of statutes, landmarks, and street names such as Yawkey Way in Boston, Northeastern’s School of Journalism hosted a media gut-check to examine how journalists should be covering these events. The consensus? There are no easy answers.

A standing-room-only crowd in Dockser Hall participated in the conversation, which was facilitated by School of Journalism director Jonathan Kaufman, associate professor of journalism Charles Fountain, and University Distinguished Professor of Law Margaret Burnham.