Bay Area Media Outlets to Coordinate Homelessness Coverage

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Meeting at KQED solidifies a plan for a collaborative reporting effort on June 29.

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San Francisco, 2016

Over the past year, KQED News staff has had multiple conversations about how to best continue covering the Bay Area’s housing and homeless crisis. Last week, more than 40 local media organizations gathered at KQED to propose coordinated coverage of homelessness, focusing on context and asking for solutions.

Explained KQED News Executive Editor Holly Kernan, “When Audrey [Cooper, the Chronicle’s editor in chief] suggested a day or week of coordinated coverage, my response was an immediate ‘yes.’ Could the power of all these media outlets covering the issue at the same time push politicians and the public to seek solutions?”

On June 29, 2016, KQED will be joining with media outlets, including the The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, Mother Jones, KRON-TV, Mashable and Buzzfeed, for a day of covering the issue of homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted Kernan, “The beauty of this project is that each media outlet can approach coverage in its own way.”

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Bay Area Media Outlets to Coordinate Homelessness Coverage 18 May,2016Allyson Quibell

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