Across the nation, journalists and news enterprises are moving beyond mere discussions of diversity to do the difficult work of dismantling systems and beliefs that perpetuate inequities. By doing so, news outlets can improve coverage, expand audiences, vastly improve relationships with the communities they cover, and create better working environments for all employees.
Creating an inclusive newsroom culture can help improve retention, will better serve audiences of color, and will lead to the creation of journalism that is more nuanced, trusted and credible.
This four-part training series is based on addressing personal bias or “Fault Lines” of race, gender, sexual orientation, generation, geography and class — specifically as they apply to journalists, newsrooms and coverage.
The sessions are upbeat, interactive and engaging. We seek to create a positive and open atmosphere where participants can share experiences, grapple with questions and exchange ideas. This isn’t about finger pointing. It is about understanding ourselves in service of more nuanced and inclusive journalism and workplaces.
The series is facilitated by the Maynard institute, which for more than 40 years has pushed back against the systemic lack of diversity in the news industry through training, collaborations and convenings.
This opportunity is offered at no cost to participating organizations thanks to a generous grant from Colorado Media Project.
Space is limited.
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 24.
Notifications will be made by Wednesday, March 30.