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Writing About the World in 2020: Dignity and Precision in Language

July 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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As journalists wrestle with word choice to describe this tumultuous global moment during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is more important than ever to achieve both dignity and precision in news coverage. From race and identity to global descriptions of places and circumstances, this webinar offers three decision-making tools to help journalists find the most precise words to ensure that all subjects and sources are described with dignity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Avoid words that force people to make assumptions, particularly around issues of race.
  2. Aim for precision to ensure dignity.
  3. Refer to people without defaulting to labels.


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