The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting is presenting a series of virtual trainings during the month of 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.
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.
This session explores historically informed reporting and how and why it should be part of journalistic reports, whether daily or investigative.Register for this training.
Registrants will be emailed a link the day prior to the training.