Advancing Diversity, Gender Representation in News

Speakers

Mitra Kalita

CNN

Laura Zelenko

Bloomberg

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.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate