How do headlines, pictures and language that identify race, ethnicity or religion affect how we understand the news and the people in the news? What is the job of media and law enforcement to report incidents that involve minority populations?
The public is invited to share their ideas at a facilitated community conversation that brings together news media, law enforcement and the public. We’ll talk about the impact of media coverage on incidents involving minority populations, including undocumented residents. We’ll discuss:
- How does media coverage affect public perceptions of policing?
- How does media coverage affect public perceptions of minorities?
- What can be done to ensure minorities are portrayed equitably in the media?
This is the fourth in a series of community dialogues taking place:
7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3
Northcentral Technical College
Rooms E101/102 (adjacent to cafeteria,Timberwolf Union)
1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau WI
Bring your smartphone to participate in Smart Polling for discussion questions.
Featured panelists for this event will be:
- La’Tanya Campbell – program coordinator, The Women’s Community
- Ben Bliven – chief of police, Wausau Police Department
- Yauo Yang – pastor, Hmong Liaison, D.C. Everest School District
- Chris Conley – operations manager, WSAU radio
Moderator will be Mark Treinen – news director, USA Today Network.