As many newsrooms strengthen their commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, it’s critical to keep in mind the intersection of gender and sexuality. How are queer communities represented in your newsroom’s daily coverage? Do you have an engagement strategy specifically for LGBTQ+ people?
This webinar will help you think more deeply about LGBTQ+ people as a core part of your audience. During the first section, Poynter faculty and senior adviser Joie Chen will talk with Sharif Durhams, managing editor at The News & Observer and the Herald-Sun and president of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. They will discuss current best practices for reporting on LGBTQ+ people and uplift examples of impactful and innovative coverage.
During the second part of the webinar, Tampa Bay Times engagement editor Ashley Dye will talk about strategies for LGBTQ+ inclusion. Dye founded the tbt*’s Coast is Queer section and is recognized nationally as a leader in improving equity and inclusion in newsrooms and news coverage.
Questions are welcome throughout conversation, and there will be time at the end of the webinar for a Q&A with all the guests.
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