Jennifer R. Farmer is managing director for communications at advancement project, and a member of the national advisory board for the National Center for State Courts' Community Engagement in the Courts project. She is the author of a forthcoming book, A Media Marvel (Berrett-Koehler), on mission-driven public relations.
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Trigger Warnings Are Necessary, But Insufficient
When African-Americans are featured in the news, especially in times of crisis and during instances of police or anti-black violence, media coverage is often laced with weak language, problematic imagery, insensitive scrutiny, and inappropriate characterizations.