“Where Are All the Minority Journalists?” asks a 2015 article in The Atlantic. Statistics indicating that people of color are severely underrepresented in the field could explain coverage that is often perceived as insensitive to women, communities of color and the LGBTQ community. With journalists historically tasked with the function of protecting our democracy and public sphere, what does the profession’s lack of diversity mean for its ability to translate the concerns of marginalized communities and raise awareness about resulting systemic issues?
Join a panel discussion of local journalists as they discuss the role that journalists and the media play (or should play) in developing a collective sense of awareness and civic duty about social and racial justice.
Reagan Jackson, writer and editor, South Seattle Emerald/Seattle Globalist
Tyrone Beason, writer, Pacific Northwest Magazine/ Seattle Times
Monica Guzman, 2016 Nieman Fellow
Andrew Simon, Director, Fellowship Program and Creative Projects, Grist
Venice Buhain, President of AAJA Seattle Chapter
Enrique Cerna of KCTS
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Presented by: Town Hall and copresented by South Seattle Emerald, The Seattle Globalist, Crosscut, Seattlish, and the Society of Professional Journalists of Western Washington, as part of the Civics series.
Series supported by:
and the True-Brown Foundation.
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