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Over several days, in the thick of the Missouri heat, nine reporters went into ongoing protests in Kansas City with one question: Why are you out here?
Katie Moore, a reporter covering breaking news and crime, found two threads in the 43 responses she and her colleagues collected.
“One of them was people were feeling very hopeful and this was going to bring change,” she said, “and the other side of that is that people were tired.”
Faces of Protest: These are the people demonstrating against police brutality in KC published in The Kansas City Star on June 5.
Around the same time, local journalists around the country were doing the same thing as journalists in Kansas City — listening. Right now there’s a swell of voices on the streets in big and small places. It was sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But it was also sparked by so much more.
Here’s a look at how other newsrooms around the country are telling the story of protesters and why they’re demanding change.
“I feel uncomfortable every single day,” Ny Williams, 17, told The (Raleigh, North Carolina) News & Observer in this collection. “I feel uncomfortable walking past police officers, I feel uncomfortable when I’m walking on the sidewalk and white people won’t
Read more here: https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2020/how-reporters-around-the-country-are-telling-the-story-of-protesters/