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Saturday, November 16 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Covering Police: Truth-telling vs. Biases and Personal Agendas

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On both sides, getting the facts right is always essential. Giving each side a chance to do their job, and meet very demanding job expectations can result in  predictably tense, stressful, and sometimes hostile interactions. Understanding the public expects professional accountability from both journalists and police is essential. Relying on professional critical thinking, and mutual respect for each other's job can, over time build up trust, and work to defuse tensions and conflicts.that predictably arise between police and the news media.

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Andrew Watson

Officer, San Jose Police Department
Andrew Watson is currently a member of the San Jose Police Department who works on community outreach, and recruiting talented individuals from Bay Area diverse cultural communities. Officer Watson was seriously injured on the job while performing his police duties, and talks candidly... Read More →
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Robert Rucker

Digital Television Productions Coordinator, San Jose State University
Bob Rucker has been a journalism professor at San Jose State University for nearly 30 years. He is a former Director of the SJSU Journalism School, has worked as the CNN Correspondent in San Francisco, a weekend news anchor and medical reporter in Philadelphia, PA, a national news... Read More →

Saturday November 16, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
DBH 222

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