Join us at SRCCON: Minneapolis
STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMING JOURNALISM
A workshop with Press On, a Southern movement media collective
A special pre-conference session of SRCCON Minneapolis 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center, Ski-U-Mah Room, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Facilitated by Lewis Wallace of Press On
Please register here. This session is free for attendees of SRCCON and $25-$50 for others. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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!
The Strategies for 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.
Strategies for 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. Strategies for Transforming journalism provides 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 and processes, publications, and journalism education 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.
Strategies for Transforming Journalism is open to journalists, editors, newsroom leaders, and members of the public interested in a journalism that better serves our communities. This special pre-conference session is an abbreviated version of our full day-long training, designed to give participants a sense of Press On’s tools and techniques.
Registration is limited! Please register here.
Press On is a southern movement journalism collective founded in 2019.
SRCCON is a conference focused on the practical challenges that news technology and data teams encounter face in making more equitable, engaging journalism. Learn more.