Deadline: ongoing enrollment
Open to: journalists interested in going beyond stereotypes in disability journalism can attend this online training session
Venue: online, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:00pm Eastern Time
This e-learning project offered by News University, a Poynter Institute sponsored by the McCormick Foundation will offer better ways to tell stories about disability as identity, reveal key resources for reporting on these stories and see the disability angle hidden within almost every beat. Webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:00pm Eastern Time.
Lawrence Carter-Long has been featured, or placed stories in the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian (UK) and USA Today among other respected outlets. He is the Public Affairs Specialist for the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency.
David M. Perry a disability rights journalist and history professor at Dominican University. His work has appeared at CNN.com, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and many others. Perry is the father of a nine-year-old boy with Down syndrome.
Journalists interested in going beyond stereotypes in disability journalism can attend this online training session.
What will you learn?
- How to avoid common mistakes that dehumanize disabled individuals;
- Where and how to find untold stories about disability in America;
- The benefits of understanding disability as identity rather than as a collection of medical concerns;
- How to connect disability to other stories in other communities in order to practice intersectional journalism.
How to enroll?
If you are interested in this webinar enroll online HERE.
For more information please visit the official website.