This Week: The Media’s Role in NYC Street Safety
If you believe New York’s local press can do a better job covering traffic violence and street safety issues, the event for you is happening Thursday. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the American Society of News Editors are putting on a roundtable discussion “about the state of pedestrian safety in NYC, how it’s covered, how we talk about it in our communities, and what further information we seek.” Hear what NYC media pros, including Streetsblog’s Stephen Miller, think about how the press handles traffic safety issues. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Here’s the whole slate of events on the Streetsblog calendar this week:
- Tuesday: Campaigns for a safer Queens Boulevard and better access to Flushing Meadows Corona Park are on the agenda of Transportation Alternatives’s Queens Committee. 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: CUNY J-School and the American Society of News Editors host a discussion of how the media covers traffic violence in New York City. Free event with RSVP required. 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Also Thursday: Get involved with campaigns for safer Manhattan streets at the monthly meeting of TA’s Manhattan Committee. 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday: It’s the last Summer Streets of 2015! The window of opportunity to slip ‘n’ slide on Manhattan streets may never open again. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Also Saturday: Activists with the Southern Queens Greenway lead a walking tour of Conduit Boulevard to spark ideas about how to make it a safe, walkable street. 9 a.m.
- Sunday: The third and final Boogie on the Boulevard of 2015 opens up six blocks of the Grand Concourse for free music and activities. Noon.
Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.