Join the New England Equity Reporting Community of Practice for Reporting in a Polarized Society, an upcoming free webinar on September 14 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Learn from Phillip Martin, Senior Investigative Reporter, GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting, how journalists can unpack and name the divisive forces hiding just below the surface, as well as the ones in plain sight.

How can journalists detect signs of polarization in the communities they cover and in the newsrooms where they work? Dividing forces are nothing new in American society, although recent years have seen an intensifying inflammatory narrative. Assumptions about both working-class populations and communities of color can be damaging.

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Phillip Martin is Senior Investigative Reporter for The GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting. He is a multi-award-winning journalist. In 2022, he was selected as a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center at the Kennedy School of Government. Other honors include a 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the multi-part GBH News series Unseen. He also received National Edward R. Murrow awards in 2019 and 2014 for investigative reporting on human trafficking.