A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Jails and Police Reform

This workshop series is our virtual version of the effort Poynter began three years ago to help journalists cover jails and incarceration in the United States. With our funder, The MacArthur Foundation, and our partners at the Vera Institute of Justice and the Marshall Project, Poynter has reached more than 450 journalists in at least 45 states with practical and expert teaching on the gateway to the criminal justice system in the U.S.

We will offer eight sessions over four weeks that will help journalists cover local jails, which have become COVID-19 super-spreaders. Participants will prepare for significant legislative and