What's Race Got to Do with It: Shifting drug coverage from crime to health

Panel Discussion | May 4 | 3-6 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, National Association of Black Journalists at UC Berkeley, Bay Area Black Journalists Association

A panel conversation around the ways news media covers drug addiction in and outside of the Black community, and how that coverage is evolving.

Pendarvis Harshaw (MJ ’14): KQED Arts columnist and 2018 USC Center for Health Reporting Fellow.

Rochelle Riley: Detroit Free Press columnist and author of “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery.”

Douglas Butler: Former Oakland Police Department officer.

Moderated by Christin Ayers (MJ ’04): Reporter at KPIX-5 and lecturer at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Rochelle Riley will have copies of her book to purchase and sign during the reception.

The event is presented by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at UC Berkeley and the Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA).

 juliehirano@berkeley.edu