In this one-day workshop, working journalists who want to improve and enhance their coverage and understanding of faith and faith communities will convene with experts and peers.
During a daylong series of speakers, panels and peer work, participants will:
- Learn where and how to find faith communities in their coverage area.
- Find connections within those communities to their leaders and citizens.
- Learn how to build source lists and create relationships before news breaks.
- Be encouraged to think through how people of faith (whether religious leaders or believers) can be incorporated into everyday stories.
- Engage in conversation about how news stories centered on faith elements might be pitched for visibility.
- Learn how to find experts who can speak on complex faith topics.
- Understand the role of faith coverage to stakeholders, or those directly affected by your coverage, whether they are authorities or experts because of their lived experiences.
- How to build a contact list that works to get the people you need, the best way to use it, and how to utilize it to open doors for your coverage.
- What to focus on when reporting on faith and religion, especially considering the changing religious landscape.
- Take away helpful lessons from current coverage of antisemitism, Islam, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other current examples.
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