Changing Your Stylebook To Create a More Empathetic Newsroom
September 23, 2015
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.
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
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