The Poverty Narrative Conference: Confronting Inequity Series Additional Resources

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Poverty Reporting and Storytelling Resources

Systems Primer, from Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University
This primer examines racism through a systems lens and reveals the shortcomings of common modes of analysis that people use to understand race and inequality.

FrameWorks Institute Research on Income and Inequality
This guide answers questions such as, “How do members of the public think about economic mobility and income inequality in the United States?” and “What do they think about the role of community and neighborhood characteristics in shaping economic opportunity?” The answers in this report provide experts and others with tools to create a “new narrative” that can reframe the public discourse around income inequality and drive meaningful and lasting change.

Harvard University Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy: Reporting on Race and Poverty
This toolkit provides information on covering poverty, what to avoid and how to get it right.
In this Shorenstein Center podcast, Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH, discusses how his reporting on race and poverty has been shaped by his early career experiences.

Reporting Hidden Stories
This site from the University of Missouri offers resources for journalists covering hunger and race issues.

Why Should I Tell You? A Guide to Less Extractive Reporting
This guide from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Journalism Ethics aims to help journalists navigate the ethical dilemmas they encounter as they interview people who have experienced harm.

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