Press On presents an all-day training for media makers, journalists, and activists

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
on the campus of Queens University in Charlotte, NC

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

The training is offered on a sliding scale from $25-$125 per person. Registration is limited, and once you are accepted, scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please apply here by April 1, 2020 to participate.

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 in Charlotte! 

Registration is limited!  Apply here by April 1, 2020 to participate

Participants must register separately for the Collaborative Journalism Summit May 14-15

The opening event for the 2020 Collaborative Journalism Summit is a workshop with the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative the morning of Thursday, May 14, 2020. Travel grants are available for those interested in attending that workshop through the Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund. The Peer Fund is an initiative to support peer-to-peer learning among U.S. journalists and mediamakers. Travel grants awarded through the Peer Fund are weighted to favor journalists who identify as part of a marginalized group and those who identify as low-income. Note that a rough itinerary is required during the application process and once the grant is disbursed, the applicant is free to spend it as needed on all related travel expenses. For more information, visit