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We Need to Talk About the Super Bowl

February 4, 2021

By Emily Hagstrom, Contributing Writer If there’s a point at which we can count on media to cover human trafficking in the United States, particularly sex trafficking, it’s in the days leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. I’d wager that … Read more

Project NO REST: What an Awareness Campaign Can Do

July 4, 2020

By Emily Hagstrom, Contributing Writer A few summers ago, I was driving through my hometown of Hendersonville, North Carolina, with the radio blasting. When a commercial break interrupted my singing, I was ready to change the station. But as my … Read more

Covering the Epstein Case: Girls Are Children

July 23, 2019

By Emily Hagstrom, Contributing Writer On July 8, Jeffrey Epstein, one of the most powerful financiers in the United States, was arrested and charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking. His alleged victims? Children—girls as young … Read more

Dear Journalist…

June 14, 2019

By Angela R. Clark My first year in high school, I fell in love with Journalism 101. I loved the idea that there was an entire profession devoted to telling an unbiased truth. I was especially captivated by the notion … Read more

Why Don’t Victims Ask For Help? So Many Reasons.

December 12, 2018

By Kelly Twedell Based on the many harrowing news reports about human trafficking and sexual violence, one might wonder why victims don’t just ask for help, or why they don’t come forward to give impact statements to police upon an … Read more