Many Americans lacked access to affordable, decent housing before the coronavirus pandemic, a challenge that has disproportionately affected communities of color whether as renters or would-be home buyers.
Now, the situation is reaching crisis levels across the country, with millions of renters at risk of losing their housing when a federal moratorium on evictions expires this summer. That combines with the historically unprecedented high price tag for home purchases, which has effectively priced out large swaths of the American middle- and working-class. The intersection of housing with systemic racism is a coverage area in serious need of deep, nuanced journalism.
Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and a distinguished panel for a discussion of how to cover these issues in collaboration with the people most affected.
Participants will learn:
- How to navigate the obstacles & opportunities in a community-centered approach to journalism about housing & where we live
- How to select the housing stories that will have the strongest impact; How to balance the short-term with the long narrative arcs
- Whose voices are authoritative with the audiences for housing stories
The Institute is offering this program at no cost thanks to a generous grant from the Gannett Foundation.