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10 tips for covering white supremacy and far-right extremists

Jessie Daniels and BKC affiliate Joan Donovan offer advice for journalists covering white supremacy through a Q&A with Journalist’s Resource, part of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

“Journalists do have the power to prevent widespread damage in society,” Donovan says. “Like researchers, journalists see themselves as outside society — observing, describing. [But] journalists are very much part of society. They shape how people see events they weren’t witness to and journalist hold immense power in shaping public opinion on extremely volatile public issues.”

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