Make Diversity a Priority During the Pandemic


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On Poynt with Doris Truong and Steve Bien-Aimé on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

COVID-19 is not affecting everyone equally, despite reminders that “we’re all in this together.” People of color — in newsrooms and in their communities — face stressors including xenophobic behavior from the public, heightened suspicion and variable access to health care.

How can journalists ensure that a variety of voices and perspectives are informing news coverage? And what can we do to close the gap for traditionally under-covered groups, which are among the most vulnerable?

Join Doris Truong, Poynter’s director of training and diversity, and Steve Bien-Aimé, lead instructor for the Poynter-Koch Media Journalism Fellowship and an assistant professor at Northern Kentucky University, as they offer tools to ensure diverse perspectives in news decisions and coverage.

Sign up now for your opportunity to ask Doris and Steve questions during a video chat from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

You will leave the session knowing how to:

  • Elevate a diversity of perspectives within your news organization.
  • Connect with under-covered communities.
  • Be a(n even) better ally.