How to Improve Your Coverage of LGBTQ+ Communities

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October 25, 2021

How to Improve Your Coverage of LGBTQ+ Communities

In this webinar, journalists will learn how to accurately cover and meaningfully engage LGBTQ+ people.

Overview

  • Tune in for a free webinar on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Hear insight from the current NLGJA president, who is a leader in local news coverage
  • Get inspiration from an engagement editor dedicated to LGBTQ+ inclusion
  • Understand how you and your news organization can make immediate improvements to your coverage
  • Ask your questions throughout the webinar and during a dedicated Q&A session

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Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • Best practices for reporting on people who identify as LGBTQ+
  • How to include queer voices in all of your coverage
  • Ideas for engaging underrepresented and often neglected people

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Overview

  • Tune in for a free webinar on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Hear insight from the current NLGJA president, who is a leader in local news coverage
  • Get inspiration from an engagement editor dedicated to LGBTQ+ inclusion
  • Understand how you and your news organization can make immediate improvements to your coverage
  • Ask your questions throughout the webinar and during a dedicated Q&A session

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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. 

Related trainings: 

Dignity and Precision in Language

Trans in Sport

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Our moderator and panelists will discuss the topic for the first 45 minutes, and there will be an audience Q&A for at least 15 minutes.

Who should apply

This webinar is intended to help local reporters and editors cover the queer community in a more informed and nuanced way.

Cost

This webinar is free, thanks to support from the Gill Foundation.

Instructors

Moderator

  • Joie Chen (she/her)
    Senior Adviser & Faculty
    Joie Chen brings a wide range of experience as a national and international television journalist to the Poynter Institute, where she will serve as Senior...
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Guest Instructors

  • Sharif Durhams (he/his)
    President, NLGJA; Managing Editor, The News & Observer and the Herald-Sun
    Sharif Durhams is the managing editor of North Carolina's News & Observer and Herald-Sun. He co-led Poynter's 2019 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media. He...
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  • Ashley Dye (they/them)
    Engagement Editor, Tampa Bay Times; Founder of Coast is Queer, tbt*
    Ashley Dye is currently an engagement editor for The Tampa Bay Times. They're also the Founder of tbt*'s Coast is Queer section where they write...
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