Communities in Crisis: Ethical Considerations for Journalists

March 7, 2011

Journalists Victor Merina and Ina Jaffe discuss how reporters can effectively cover communities, cultures and people they know little about – and how that situation is even more challenging when those communities are facing a crisis. 

Merina is senior correspondent and special projects editor for reznet, a website that focuses on Native American issues and indigenous people. He is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

Ina Jaffe is a National desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Los Angeles. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR newsmagazines including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Covering California and the West, Jaffe has reported on nearly all of the major news events, elections, and natural disasters in the region. She also reports on national stories, such as the 2008 presidential campaign and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Sponsors: Society of Professional Journalists Region 11 Chapter, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


Monday, March 7, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University, Phoenix