Reporting Crime Without the Cringe

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Not long ago, it seemed true crime was reserved for the back-end channels of hotel room TVs. Bill Kurtis' deep baritone voice was exclusively heard over the background buzz of ice machines at mid-range hotels across the nation.

But today, the resurgence of true-crime as entertainment has carved out a space for itself in nearly every popular media platform. From docu-series to podcasts, fans of true crime will seek out the genre anywhere it can be found.

As the demand for content grows, creators of true crime stories should be wary of sensationalizing tragedies.

Join us as a panel of true crime reporters and podcasters discuss best practices for reporting true crime without the cringe.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Haley Butler

The Drag Audio Production House

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Saki Knafo

Gimlet Media

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Tony Plohetski

Austin American-Statesman/KVUE-TV

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Tinu Thomas

The Drag Audio Production House

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