journalists, media and nonprofit partners of the community. The organization prioritizes community storytelling and strives to gradually increase local readership amongst youth.
Topic: Diversity Equity & Inclusion
How ProPublica partnered with the Arizona Daily Star to shed light on the untold stories of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ProPublica collaborated with the Arizona Daily Star to launch a year-long collaboration uncovering the unfulfilled government services provided for Arizonans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD): State of Denial.
How Decibel is Reaching Communities in Central Texas
Decibel is an Austin PBS project working to engage underserved communities in central Texas. Each year, the staff chooses a new community to cover and work to bring the community into the story production process. They produce in-depth stories based on what the community tells them they care about at listening sessions.
Newsroom Transparency: A baby step toward DEIB
This panel discusses this collective action, why and how transparency in staffing and beyond can be a small first step towards better diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the news industry, and what further action has to follow.
Accessibility issues in journalism
Panelists Jason Strother and Dr. Jaipreet Virdi discuss common accessibility issues in journalism as they relate to those who are hard of hearing and those with low vision.
Changing the Face of News
Agora Journalism Center’s Regina Lawrence leads the conversation with Alexandra Smith of The 19th and Women Do News’s Angilee Shah and Jareen Imam about bridging the gender gap in the journalism industry and reporting inclusively on gender, politics, and policy.
Serving Spanish Speakers & Latinx Communities
Mariana Dale facilitates a conversation with Ernesto Aguilar (KQED), Michelle Billman (KUNR), and Madeleine Bair (El Tímpano) on local news organizations’ strategies reaching and engaging Spanish speakers and bilingual audiences.
How El Tímpano Is Creating a Healthy News Ecosystem for Immigrant Communities
The organization works in collaboration with its audience to engage in two-way reporting via text message. This model replaces things like Facebook groups, which can fuel the spread of misinformation and amplify political polarization within communities. El Tímpano provides its audiences with access to the information they need from a source that’s earned their trust.
How KQED is Forging New Bonds with Latinx Audiences
KQED’s three-phase research project revealed many of the core principles of community-centered journalism — people want to see news coverage and programming that is empowering, inspiring and demonstrates an understanding of cultural heritage.
How All Classical Portland is Making Classical Music More Inclusive
The Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) from All Classical Portland is a project that addresses the gap of classical compositions written by composers from communities historically excluded in classical music. This initiative prioritizes compositions that have never been professionally recorded.
Public access television channels are an untapped resource for building local journalism
Instead of letting public access channels wither due to commercial market fluctuations, we should publicly fund and expand the precious communication infrastructure that access media offers.
Toward an Antiracist Journalism Education
This Engaged Journalism Exchange AEJMC pre-conference session explored where efforts seeking to push toward antiracist journalism have the potential to collide—in journalism education classrooms and beyond.