Documenting Hate

How might we… build a social newsgathering initiative to cover hate crimes and bias incidents in the US?

Building data and supporting journalism around hate crimes and bias incidents in the US is the timely goal of Documenting Hate — a collaboration between ProPublica, First Draft, Meedan, and a host of news organizations and journalism schools.

We convened the student journalist leads for the project at a Pop-Up Newsroom at Texas State University to co-design a new workflow for the second phase of project — no small task, given the scale of the problem and the ambitious collaboration, which sees students from Texas State University, University of Miami, CUNY, UC Berkeley and Wake Forest working together on discovery, verification and annotation of reports.

Read our full report here.

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