As journalists wrestle with word choice to describe this tumultuous global moment during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is more important than ever to achieve both dignity and precision in news coverage. From race and identity to global descriptions of places and circumstances, this webinar offers three decision-making tools to help journalists find the most precise words to ensure that all subjects and sources are described with dignity.
July 29, 2020 at noon Eastern
Course learning outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Avoid words that force people to make assumptions, particularly around issues of race.
- Aim for precision to ensure dignity.
- Refer to people without defaulting to labels.
Who should take this course?
Anyone who deals with language around any type of news content: reporters, editors, designers, visual artists, engagement teams, photojournalists
Global Press Institute
Ethical Journalism Network