Your Call: Media coverage of homelessness

May 19, 2016

  On the May 20th edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of homelessness in California.

For one day, on June 29, media organizations in San Francisco will join forces to shine a spotlight on the city's homeless crisis. San Francisco has about 6,700 homeless people. Last year, the number of homeless people in Los Angeles County increased 5.7 percent to nearly 47,000. How are the media reporting on the root causes of homelessness? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Guests:

Gale Holland, award winning investigative journalist who covers homelessness and poverty for the Los Angeles Times

Michael Stoll, executive director and editor of the San Francisco Public Press

Daniel Denvir, writer at Salon covering criminal justice, policing, education, inequality and politics

Web Resources:

Salon: “Clumps of humanity”: This New York Times article treated homelessness in just about the worst way possible

LA Times: Five ways to end homelessness in L.A.

LA Times: Judge lets homeless ex-inmates fight for mental health services

SF Public Press: Homelessness

Huffington Post: Newspapers, TV, Radio In San Francisco Team Up To Spotlight Homeless Crisis