Jul 27, 2011
Before the shooting, the robberies, and the muggings, before everything explodes, other forces are pushing their way up and out.
That’s why children playing in the street get hit by random bullets, why people die walking on the street, and why someone fires into a group.
There’s a root to these things and your challenge as a reporter is to explain it, to give it a face and soul and contexrt, and then to help us figure out what we can do, if anything.
Listen to WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore, who has written about desconstructing violence, explains what you might consider as you go about telling these stories. This interview took place in her office in South Side Chicago.
We’ll bring up Natalie’s suggestions at our Aug. 6th workshop on covering youth violence. We’ll meet from 9 am to noon at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Pilsen.