Andy Birkey

Andy Birkey

Andy Birkey is one of The UpTake’s Conflict Sensitive Video Journalism Fellows. The fellowship is dedicated to enhancing local journalists’ ability to report on the political, social, economic, and cultural conflict that impacts the civic well being of their communities through the unique power of video journalism.

Recent Posts

Respect in Reporting project provides a new lens for my reporting

The pressure on journalists to get a stories up faster, and to craft language and headlines that generate clicks not sell papers, has changed journalism. These changes often lead to sensationalized reporting, assumptions about people and facts, and a lack of respect in reporting that contributes to white supremacy, transphobia, and the dehumanization of people. To minimize the lack of respect in a changing media culture, Press Pass TV launched Respect in Reporting, a media justice campaign. Dr. Cara Berg Powers presented the Respect in Reporting campaign in St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. Continue Reading →

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Read And Watch The MN GOP CD2 Debate-Full Transcript And Video

Jason Lewis, Pam Myhra, David Gerson, John Howe and David Benson-Staebler debate

Read the transcript and/or watch the video as five Republicans running for Minnesota’s only open congressional seat answer questions including how will they say “no” to solve budget problems? Continue Reading →

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