Seeing the Whole Community: Diversity & Inclusivity Via Design

Communities, readers and audiences want to see themselves reflected in your local news coverage.  Not just through words and stories, but also through the visuals, photos, art and designs in your various print and digital products.  Doing so requires you to look, listen and learn.

This session will help editors and reporters visually cover their whole community.  Topics include visual inclusion, intention and diversity as well as making tough visual calls.

Val Hoeppner, a renowned journalist, media instructor and strategist leads this discussion.  Currently a media consultant, Hoeppner previously worked as director of education for the Diversity Institute at the John Seigenthaler Center and is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, Online News Association, Associated Press Photo Managers,  News Leaders Association, the Recording Academy and Public Radio in Mid America.

This 60-minute webinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 10 a.m. MST on Thursday, August 12, and is free for COLab members.
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This training is part of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation’s “Leading Local: The Media’s Impact on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity” series. Sponsored by the Calkins Foundation, the PNA Foundation is hosting a series of webinars focusing on systemic racism and bias and how news media companies in Pennsylvania [and throughout the country] can combat it.  Sessions will help publishers, editors, reporters, ad directors, HR managers and other leaders to address hiring, news coverage, advertising. product design and audience engagement in order to recognize, improve and impact diversity, inclusivity and equity.

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