This Week: The Media’s Role in NYC Street Safety

If you believe New York’s local press can do a better job covering traffic violence and street safety issues, the event for you is happening Thursday. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the American Society of News Editors are putting on a roundtable discussion “about the state of pedestrian safety in NYC, how it’s covered, how we talk about it in our communities, and what further information we seek.” Hear what NYC media pros, including Streetsblog’s Stephen Miller, think about how the press handles traffic safety issues. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Here’s the whole slate of events on the Streetsblog calendar this week:

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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