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Considerations for Journalists Writing about People Who Have Criminal Histories

Hosted by the Clean Slate Clearinghouse with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

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This webinar discusses how reporters can utilize the Clean Slate Clearinghouse to understand the criminal record clearance process in states across the country. The presenters explain how the Clean Slate Clearinghouse works and offer tips to journalists on how to use the site’s searchable database of state criminal record clearance policies to inform their reporting; they also discuss how to effectively report on people who have criminal records and the policies that deal with clearance.

Panelists:

  • Corinne Ramey, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Chidi Umez, Project Manager, The Council of State Governments Justice Center