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National Press Club Journalism Institute

What would antiracist journalism look like?

What would antiracist journalism look like?

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When do ‘objectivity’ and ‘neutrality’ mask inequity? How do journalists move from covering protests to systemically telling stories that root out racist treatment in health care, education and other social spheres? And how can journalists practice antiracism in their everyday work?
Equity and community in local news: Lessons learned in 2020

Equity and community in local news: Lessons learned in 2020

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As news organizations and the nation have responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the protests following the murder by police of George Floyd, journalists have increasingly confronted the need for newsroom equity and a truer relationship with the communities they serve.
Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic

Keeping public records public: Strategies for getting access during the pandemic

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Government records belong to the public, but journalists often face delays and redactions that make it difficult to get the information they need to inform the public about significant issues. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for journalists to be strategic when they are seeking government records.
Being heard: How to use your voice so people listen

Being heard: How to use your voice so people listen

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Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone expresses their views with power and impact. Some voices rise and echo, and others never penetrate the noise that surrounds us. Having an important platform — like the New York Times or L.A. Times — can amplify perspectives.
How to recruit, develop and advance diverse investigative journalism teams

How to recruit, develop and advance diverse investigative journalism teams

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As newsrooms commit to diversifying their teams, investigative journalists can better reflect underserved communities that have traditionally been harmed by systemic problems yet to be exposed.
The art and craft of the interview: How to deeply listen

The art and craft of the interview: How to deeply listen

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced journalists to collect their stories from afar. Conducting an in-person interview is near impossible. On the telephone or on a video call, the ability to pay attention is crucial. Do you listen, or do you wait to ask?
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