Listen to Black newsroom leaders talk about their experiences


RTDNA is hosting the following FREE webinar giving Black newsrooms leaders talk about their experiences in broadcast journalism. Don’t miss this!

We often say that journalism “gives voice to the voiceless,” when what it really does – or can do – is remind us to listen to voices we’ve ignored.

When communities are underrepresented in our coverage, they’re more likely to be marginalized or stereotyped. The same holds true in our newsrooms. RTDNA surveys show BIPOC are underrepresented in newsrooms and particularly in management roles. As our nation is reckoning with race, equity and inclusion, our newsrooms must too, and it starts with listening deeply.

Join us on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. CT for a Town Hall, where we’re talking to Black newsroom leaders who have spoken up about their experiences over the last weeks and months and inviting all local newsrooms to listen and learn, and take the lessons back to continue these conversations in your newsrooms.

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Register to attend live. Free and open to all. A video recording will be posted publicly following the event.

Conversation Leaders:

  • Sherri Jackson | Anchor, CBS 42 News, and RTDNA Board member
  • Shamarria Morrison | Shamarria Morrison, Weekend Evening Anchor, WPSD Local 6 in Paducah, Kentucky. Read how Shamarria courageously started a conversation about race in her newsroom.
  • Chris Thomas | Anchor at ABC10 in Sacramento. Watch how Chris thoughtfully explained the meaning behind saying ‘Black Lives Matter.’
  • J.J. Green | National Security Correspondent at WTOP radio. Listen to how J.J. is continuing a decades-long conversation with renewed urgency.