Advancing Diversity, Gender Representation in News

News organizations around the world are taking intentional steps to make faster strides in gender representation and diversity in media. It has been widely recognized that the lack of women’s expert voices in the news media perpetuates gender bias and women’s socioeconomic exclusion in society. There is a growing body of opinion that increasing women’s voices in the media can not only fight gender inequality, but improve the business of journalism and news reporting. This panel session will feature media professionals leading their organizations' efforts to adapt journalistic and newsroom practices to advance diversity and gender representation. These experts will share lessons learned, progress made, and what needs to be accomplished next.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Veronica Chambers

The New York Times

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Johnita Due

WarnerMedia News and Sports

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S Mitra Kalita

URL Media/Epicenter-Nyc

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Laura Zelenko


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