Education reporters have witnessed and documented the pandemic’s enormous effects on students, parents, teachers, administrators, and their communities. With so many voices – and quickly changing policies going into the next academic year – how can an education reporter lift the voices of those most impacted?
In “Think Outside The Classroom: How to diversify education sources and the stories we tell,” a distinguished panel of veteran education reporters and editors will share their techniques for finding and shaping stories driven by the voices of those underrepresented in education coverage, including families of color, students with disabilities, rural residents, families experiencing homelessness, and others facing circumstances that impact their learning.
Registration is open for this virtual discussion, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.
Participants will learn how to:
- Move from authority-driven sourcing and framing to community-driven sourcing and framing
- Avoid tokenism and stereotypes: Listen for and represent the truth between the extremes of success and despair in underrepresented communities
- Cover dailies and in-depth stories with sensitivity, respect, and completeness
The Institute is offering this program at no cost thanks to a generous grant from the Gannett Foundation.