Do We Need a Bechdel Test for News? How Inclusiveness and Credibility Can Expand Coverage

Presented at ONA16
September 17, 2016
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Around the world, news features women only 24 percent of the time, a data point indicative of journalism’s larger problem with inclusiveness in all forms of diversity, including race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. As tragic incidents in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Nice and Dallas have underscored, newsrooms on average lack diversity in sources, expert commentators and subjects — and often that starts with the make-up of staff. Our innovative experts will provide case studies and concrete insights into challenges and successes of inclusivity, and share how technology, transparency, partnerships and editorial prioritization can fuel growth in both reach and impact.

Medium piece, Do we need a Bechdel test for news? by moderator Alisa Miller


Vanessa K De Luca
Editor-In-Chief, ESSENCE
Lisa Stone
Entrepreneur and Digital Media Strategist
Jose Antonio Vargas
Founder and CEO, Define American / #EmergingUS
Alisa Miller
President and CEO, Public Radio International
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