The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting is presenting a series of virtual training courses during February honoring the journalistic legacy of Ida B. Wells by exploring topics important to today’s journalists that Wells arguably helped to define.
Professional and student journalists, as well as journalism educators and other interested individuals, are invited to register for the free sessions that will offer perspectives on the topics and tools that can be employed to enhance the quality and integrity of journalism.
Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. EST and end by 8:30 p.m. EST.
Click on a training to learn more and register.
Feb. 15: Objectivity: Is it the industry standard still, a thing of the past, or being renegotiated? Why does it matter?
The lines between news and commentary often seem blurred. Still, many within the industry champion the notion that objectivity is the standard and argue that there is no place for activism. This session examines the issue and offers suggestions to journalists about how to best navigate this space.
Panelists: Marcia Davis, National Public Radio Supervising Editor of Race & Identity; David Smiley, Miami Herald Washington/Tallahassee/Politics Editor; Tia Mitchell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Washington Correspondent; Keith Reed, Capital B News – Atlanta Editor; Wesley Lowery, The Investigative Reporting Workshop Executive Editor
Registration is now closed. Please be on the lookout for the link to the recording.
This session explores the various definitions of pro-democracy reporting, where it is being done and with what effect, how more journalists can embrace and incorporate the practice, and why they should.
Panelists: Leroy Chapman Jr., Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor; Justin Elliott, ProPublica Reporter; Beatrice Forman, U.S Democracy Day project coordinator at the Center for Cooperative Media; Margaret Talev, Syracuse University Professor of Practice
Registration will close at noon ET on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
This session explores historically informed reporting and how and why it should be part of journalistic reports, whether daily or investigative.
Panelists: Logan Jaffe, ProPublica; Darian Aaron, Director of Local News, US South, GLAAD; Mike Jordan, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Senior Editor for Black Culture; Kat Stafford, Global Race and Justice editor, Reuters; Francisco Vara-Orta, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Registration will close at noon ET on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Registrants will be emailed a link the day prior to the training.