Transforming Journalism Beyond Diversity Application Form. Deadline EXTENDED TO April 15, 2020. Training will now be held online.
Press On, a southern movement journalism collective, presents an all-day training for media makers, journalists, and activists

Time and location: Wednesday, May 13, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. COVID-19 UPDATE: THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD ONLINE RATHER THAN IN CHARLOTTE. Space is still still limited to allow for an interactive experience.

Facilitated by Lewis Raven Wallace and Mia Henry of Press On, with the support of the Center for Cooperative Media, which is hosting the Collaborative Journalism Summit 2020 May 14-15.

The training is offered on a sliding scale from $25-$125 per person. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please apply here, and see below for information on applying for a travel grant.

Description: Want to work together to challenge white supremacy and sexism in journalism? A growing number of journalists are dissatisfied with the racism, patriarchy, gatekeeping, and exploitation we encounter in the journalism industry today. So let’s get organized around changing it! Transforming Journalism Beyond Diversity pushes people in the field of journalism to think beyond diversity and delve into the systems of power and oppression that historically and currently shape newsrooms and the communities they cover and serve.

Transforming Journalism examines the structures that keep journalism from realizing its potential to be truly equitable and representative. This training explores how the journalism industry today reinforces and benefits from oppressive practices towards both journalists and the communities we cover and serve. It is based in the understanding that interpersonal interactions and issues of representation are only one aspect of how oppression plays out in the journalism industry. The facilitators provide a systemic analysis of the problems in order to foster creative solutions grounded in history.

Participants will work together to develop liberatory strategies for engaging with editors, editorial policies, publications, and journalism schools towards transforming how journalism works today. This interactive training is also intersectional, focusing on racial and gender justice but not excluding discussions of disability justice, LGBTQ issues, and economic oppression in the news industry.

Transforming Journalism Beyond Diversity is open to journalists, editors, newsroom leaders, activists, and members of the public interested in a journalism that better serves our communities.

We welcome media makers from across the country to join us for this day of community-building and strategizing!

Press On is a southern movement journalism collective founded in 2019.
Participants must register separately for the Collaborative Journalism Summit May 14-15
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Organization and/or job title *
What city and state are you coming from? *
Why do you want to join this training? *
What do you see as your role in confronting dynamics of racism and oppression in newsrooms? *
How do you identify? (feel free to share race, gender, religion, ability, and/or any other info you are comfortable sharing)
Do you have any accessibility needs we should know about?
The training will include breakfast, lunch, and snacks. What are your food restrictions? *
We request a $25-$125 donation to help offset costs. How much can you contribute? *
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