This past Thursday, we hosted a panel called “Police Accountability and the Media.” It was a really fun, in-depth discussion about our investigative reporting on local police departments and the role that the media can play in building more just communities. It featured Shoestring reporters Dusty Christensen and Shelby Lee, as well as Dan Cannity, a member of Northampton’s Policing Review Commission. The discussion was moderated by Sierra Dickey, and it’s now available as a podcast!
Listen to the episode on Apple, Spotify, and Spreaker. Find our podcast page on Castbox, Deezer, Podchaser, or JioSavvn. The talented Javier Luengo-Garrido produced the show, and the music is by An Archaeologist.
This is the kind of journalism that you’re not going to find anywhere else in the Valley. Which is why we want to ask for your help. From now through the end of the year, we’re taking part in NewsMatch, a collaborative fundraising movement to support exactly this kind of hard-hitting journalism. If you become a new monthly supporter of The Shoestring, your donation will be matched at the 12-month amount! One-time gifts will also be doubled, all up to $1,000 per person.
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