On a special episode of The Kicker, we present clips from a panel CJR convened this week in Charlottesville, Virginia. Titled “Race, Racism, and the News,” the event featured several journalists with personal ties to the Charlottesville area, and touched on issues of language, representation, and white supremacy. Associate Editor Brendan Fitzgerald, who directs CJR’s United States Project, leads the conversation, and we hear from Slate’s Jamelle Bouie, The New York Times Magazine’s Jenna Wortham, and The Nation Institute’s Collier Meyerson.
Special thanks to With Good Reason, a great podcast based in Virginia, for providing the audio excerpts.
- Lessons on covering race and racism after Charlottesville by Brendan Fitzgerald, CJR
- Still Processing: Anguish and Anger Over Charlottesville by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, The New York Times [podcast]
- This Was a White-Power Movement Showing Its Strength by Jamelle Bouie, Slate
- Fighting White Supremacy Means Owning Up to American History by Collier Meyerson, The Nation