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Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How Defenders Can & Should Work With Press

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The session will focus on the opportunities for defenders to help shape the media narrative around criminal "justice" issues, influence stories beyond just "giving a quote," and how to build relationships of trust with journalists.

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Rob Wildeboer

Senior Editor of News, WBEZ Chicago
Rob Wildeboer is the Senior Editor of News for WBEZ, the National Public Radio affiliate in Chicago. Much of his recent work has focused on prisons, including an award-winning series in 2012 on the high cost of phone calls for inmates in the Cook County Jail. In addition to dozens... Read More →
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Scott Hechinger

Founder & Director, Zealous
For nearly a decade, Scott served as a public defender in Brooklyn, representing people charged with crimes who couldn’t afford an attorney, but also long shared his perspective as a public defender outside of court in a variety of media to shift the narrative and drive systemic... Read More →
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Topher Sanders

Reporter, ProPublica
Topher Sanders covers race, inequality and the justice system for ProPublica. In 2019, he was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Public Service and won the Peabody and George Polk awards for their coverage of President Trump’s family separation policy. In 2018... Read More →

Fiona Ortiz

Communications Director, Cook County Public Defender

Jeff Chorney

Deputy Public Defender, Alameda County Public Defender

Friday March 17, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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