Intersectional Reporting Masterclass

26 Jan

Thursday 26 January 2023 10:30 - 12:00

Free Intersectional Reporting Masterclass aimed at journalists and reporters, exploring embedding intersectionality into your storytelling.

The Intersectional Reporting Masterclass will explore best practice for creating news reporting that gets to the root cause of societal issues, reflects multiple challenges facing marginalised communities, and amplifies diverse voices.

On Thursday 26 January 2023, Media Trust will be running a virtual masterclass for journalists and editors on best practice and tips for effective intersectional reporting.

Almost two thirds of UK news articles focus on single rather than multiple disadvantages when reporting on inequality. Our 1.5 hour virtual masterclass, which has been developed by Media Trust in partnership with the NCTJ, will explore best practise and share practical tips for reporting that gets to the root cause of complex societal issues, reflects the multiple challenges facing marginalised communities and individuals, and amplifies under-represented voices.

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Time: 10:30-12:00

The masterclass will cover:

• Data and research about communities and individuals experiencing multiple disadvantages

• Intersectionality as part of story getting, storytelling and solutions journalism

• Reinforcing and exploring the interdependence of different inequalities

• Amplifying the voices of people with lived experience in reporting and in the newsroom

• Practical ways to expand your sourcebook and build trust with your contributors

This will be an interactive session which will include opportunities to speak to and learn from other journalists in small group discussions.

“Intersectionality allows effective solutions to be critically investigated when reporting on problems. Progress narratives provide critical information; learning how individuals and communities are successfully responding to disadvantages can help us better identify and implement action. This can help strengthen our engagement with and understanding of the issues facing our society and make change possible.”

– Jodie Jackson, News Literacy Network

Media Trust’s #IntersectionalReporting Programme aims to promote intersectionality in charity storytelling and news reporting to identify the root causes of inequality, better reflect lived experience, encourage a nuanced understanding of inequality, and drive more effective policy making and solutions.

This programme is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

To find out more about the Intersectional Reporting Programme, please email Fahmida Miah (Programme Manager) at [email protected]

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