Media representations communicate lies and misinformation about Black people in cities across the United States, such as the criminalization of Black youth gathering in public spaces. There are similar themes about Black cities and similar stories that are told about Black residents in the media and in scholarship. How can journalists and scholars in majority Black cities combat misinformation and challenge these narratives? How do we make sure people control their own stories?
Lisa Snowden, Baltimore Beat & 2023 Baltimore Field School Community Fellow Lisa Snowden is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Baltimore Beat. Previously, she was an editor at Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Real News Network. Her work has also appeared in Essence, Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine, and many other publications.
Cierra Hinton, Scalawag, Atlanta, GA Cierra Hinton has an undying love and passion for the complicated South, which she brings to her work at Scalawag. She has found community across the South, including in Tennessee and Mississippi, but calls North Carolina home. She is Scalawag's Executive Director-Publisher.
Tonia Hill, The TRiiBE, Chicago, IL Tonia Hill is an award-winning journalist from the South Side of Chicago. She is a multimedia reporter at The TRiiBE and is passionate about crafting narratives about the people and the places in Chicago that inspire her. Tonia reports on various topics — including politics, education, incarceration, cannabis, local nonprofits, and more — for thetriibe.com. Her writing has been featured in Slate, South Side Weekly, Belt Magazine and City Bureau.
MODERATOR: Kalima Young, Towson University