Changing Your Stylebook To Create a More Empathetic Newsroom

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
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Topics like sexual violence, LGBT issues and mental health are especially challenging for reporters and editors, given our natural concern for language and approach.

We’ll help you avoid common mistakes, and, as part of this discussion, you will get a worksheet with best practices for improving stylebooks and reporting to reflect language preferences and thoughtful news gathering that can be adapted to any tricky-topic issue, including gun violence/control, immigration/border issues and incarceration/social justice.

Resources

Collaborative document of news outlets that share their stylebooks

Presenter Megan Finnerty’s step-by-step guide to updating your stylebook

Presenter Kristen Hare Jairam’s slide deck

Poynter Webinar

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Featuring

Sharif Durhams
Homepage Editor, The Washington Post
Kristen Hare
Reporter, The Poynter Institute
Stephanie Uribe
Program Associate, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, The Carter Center
Megan Finnerty
Features Reporter, Founder of the Arizona Storytellers Project
Social Conversation

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