Creating inclusive newsrooms during COVID-19

From Investigative Reporters and Editors:

Join IRE and the Maynard Institute on June 4 to discuss the importance of keeping newsrooms diverse during COVID-19.

You can register for the webinar here

Are you serious about making sure newsrooms and their work reflects the communities we cover? Especially as COVID-19 disproportionately affects historically marginalized people — and on the cusp of an election impacted by racism?

Earlier this year, the IRE Journal devoted an entire issue to diversity and inclusion in the investigative and data journalism space. It was spurred in part by a panel discussion at our 2019 national conference in Houston focused on helping retain journalists of color and others underrepresented in the field and which went viral on social media for its low attendance.

The IRE Journal issue’s centerpiece resurfaced some of what was missed in that Houston conference panel, and now we’re offering this webinar for journalists to come listen and ask questions of experts on what it’s really like for people working to keep journalism relevant in a changing nation by pushing for more inclusive newsrooms to meet the needs of their audiences and responsibilities as watchdogs.

Panelists include Maria Carrillo of the Tampa Bay Times; Julia B. Chan of KQED News, San Francisco; and Matt Thompson of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Francisco Vara-Orta of IRE and Martin Reynolds of the Maynard Institute will moderate the discussion. 

The webinar will also be recorded and posted on the IRE website for those who cannot attend live. The webinar is free and available to members and non-members of IRE.

Time:  June 4, 2020 2 PM Eastern Time; 1 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register here.