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SPJ Lunch with the Pros: Rating the Reporting


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Join The Northerner and NKU’s Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists Monday for a discussion on how the media handles the challenge of covering stories with officer-involved shootings.

Rating the Reporting — A closer look at Greater Cincinnati media coverage of the Samuel DuBose shooting by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing.

A traffic stop turns into a shooting that results in a murder charge against a police officer. There were coverage challenges at every step for broadcast, print and social media. How did the media perform?  What was done right?  What could have been done better?  What lessons were learned?

Noon- 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in Griffin Hall 230. 

Guests will be:

Alex Bongiorno, news director for WCPO-TV

Michael McCarter, visual storytelling coach for Cincinnati Enquirer (interim  editor at time of shooting)

Byron McCauley, editorial board member and content coach for Community Press/Cincinnati Enquirer 

Laura Phillips, vice president of client services for Vehr Communications and expert in crisis management. 

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