Join Press On in Chicago on November 13 for a training and community building session about justice in journalism!
We’re glad to announce another training in the midwest–this time we’ll be in Chicago! This is an opportunity to work together to build community and center justice in journalism. A growing number of journalists are dissatisfied with the racism, patriarchy, gatekeeping, and exploitation we encounter in the journalism industry today. So we’re organizing to change it!
The Transforming Journalism training 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, and facilitated by Lewis Raven Wallace and Mia Henry of Press On, in collaboration with City Bureau.
Location: DePaul University, Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building, 14 E. Jackson St, Chicago, IL, 60604
Date + Time: Wednesday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $10-$75 sliding scale. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to support from The MacArthur Foundation.
Registration: Click here to register.
Reminder: We will also be in Memphis on October 12.