Cincy chapter to host DuBose session

DuBose session f15The Cincinnati chapter will host “Words & Images: A Media Debrief and Community Conversation” on Oct. 8 to discuss a high-profile July police shooting and the media’s coverage of it.

Panelists will examine all aspects of news coverage of the death of Samuel DuBose, a unarmed black motorist who was shot to death by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing on July 19 after being stopped for driving a car without a front license plate.

Panelists will include attorneys for both the DuBose and Tensing families, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black, Julie Wilson of the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission Executive Director Ericka King-Betts, and representatives from several Cincinnati media outlets.

The event will be sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Jewish Community Relations Council, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, and the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission.

The discussion will run 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way, in downtown Cincinnati.

“This is a critical discussion that hasn’t had a public forum, until now,” said Hagit Limor, former Society of Professional Journalists national president and panel moderator. “We look forward to providing everyone the opportunity to be part of this community.”

RSVPs are requested by Oct. 6 at

Journalists interested in covering the panel may contact Jackie Congedo, Cincinnati SPJ, at or the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center,, (513) 333-7511.

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