RTDNA partners with NAB to release Reporting on Race Toolkit

April 12, 2017 10:00

RTDNA, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and other journalism organizations across the country, is launching a new website called Awareness In Reporting, filled with ideas and resources for better journalism.

The first initiative being tackled by the project centers on covering issues of race. A new Reporting on Race Toolkit includes tips and suggestions for news managers, reporters, producers, writers, videographers and station group corporate news leaders.

According to the website: "Awareness in Reporting represents a distillation of ideas from broadcast journalists, station managers, news industry leaders and journalism educators for meeting the growing challenges of covering stories that involve sensitive topics. These stories can be among the most complicated for stations to cover since journalism can sometimes influence as well as reflect situations and circumstances in a community. The first of these topics to be address is race and ethnicity. Others will follow."

You can learn about the new toolkit and hear more about covering issues of race in a special presentation today at the Newseum in Washington, DC. If you cannot attend in person, the event is being live streamed, beginning at 12:30am ET.

Join Us for a Conversation About Reporting on Race
March 14, 2017 | Newseum | Washington, D.C.
Awareness in Reporting Live Stream Begins at 12:30 p.m. ET
Join the National Association of Broadcasters and NAB Education Foundation for a conversation about reporting on race. Hear from journalists, news directors, journalism school academics and broadcast industry leaders about their experiences and recommendations for covering racially sensitive stories.

View the live stream to hear from those who have been on the front lines.
  • Learn how news directors decide to cover crisis situations
  • Listen to reporters talk about their experiences reporting on breaking news situations
  • Discover how social media has changed crisis reporting
  • Hear about guidelines and recommendations developed by the broadcast industry to assist the corporate offices, news directors, reporters and photojournalists covering racially sensitive stories
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