Trans in Sport

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November 16, 2021

Trans in Sport

This webinar will teach journalists how to thoughtfully, accurately and ethically report stories about gender and sports on the local level. 

Overview

  • Tune in for a free webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Get advice from a sports reporter who has covered the trans community for years
  • Understand the impact of media coverage on trans athletes and their families
  • 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 transgender youth
  • What’s happening with legislation around participation in high school and college sports
  • Story ideas for coverage in your community

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Overview

  • Tune in for a free webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Get advice from a sports reporter who has covered the trans community for years
  • Understand the impact of media coverage on trans athletes and their families
  • Ask your questions throughout the webinar and during a dedicated Q&A session

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During the 2021 legislative session, seven states passed laws that restrict transgender athletes’ ability to participate on sports teams that match their gender identity; dozens more states introduced similar bills in 2021 that didn’t pass.

At the center of public — and often vitriolic — debate around such laws are kids, families, athletic clubs and schools. This webinar will teach journalists how to thoughtfully, accurately and ethically report stories about gender and sports on the local level. 

Poynter faculty and senior adviser Joie Chen will talk with ESPN reporter Katie Barnes about legislative developments across the United States, best practices when reporting on gender identity and kids, and lessons they learned from reporting on this topic for years. Their reporting includes the battle over Title IX and who gets to be a woman in sports, a cover story about Layshia Clarendon, the WNBA’s first openly nonbinary and transgender player, and an article about young transgender athletes caught in middle of states’ debates and athletic association policies.

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: 

Understanding Title IX 

Dignity and Precision in Language

How to Improve Your News Organization’s Coverage of LGBTQ+ Communities

Questions?

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

This webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Our moderator and panelist 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 gender and sports in a more informed and nuanced way.

If you cover sports, education, local government, justice, gender or general assignment, this webinar will be immediately useful in your day-to-day job. 

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

  • Katie Barnes (they/them)
    Writer, Digital Features at ESPN
    Katie Barnes is an award winning journalist at ESPN, specializing in feature storytelling covering women athletes, LGBTQ athletes, law and policy affecting marginalized athletes, basketball,...
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