Whether we like it or not, at some point we’ve all been involved in newsroom politics: from trying to corral the right people to support your idea, to making the most out of your current situation at your job, to stepping up and learning to find your voice so we can raise the alarm when something doesn’t seem right in our workspace (either in the stories we see others cover, questionable situations or conversations that happen in our office, both and more!).
We bring four incredible people from different facets of the media industry to talk about how they navigate their office to complete personal projects, handle office drama, deal with their own identities while working in a predominately white industry and find the strength and support to be the leaders and advocates that they are today.
Elite Truong – Product manager at Vox Media
Emily Chow – Cartography manager at Mapbox
Phoebe Gavin – Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Think Progress
Melissa Macaya – Digital video editor at The Washington Post
BONUS: We’ll start with an hour of the panel followed by a tour of the newsroom, for those who’ve never seen The Washington Post’s newsroom!