Motherhood: Living It in Newsrooms, Covering It in the World

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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Motherhood is too often dismissed as a fluffy topic for lifestyle pages, rather than one in dire need of serious reporting on its intersections with healthcare, economics, public policy, gender equity, and more. As newsrooms continue to look for more diverse stories that reflect our audiences, this session will serve as a bold call to arms on combating stereotypes and how to create more thoughtful coverage of a group that’s often on the reporting margins. Relatedly, this talk will also cover why creating newsrooms that are more thoughtful about caregiving responsibilities benefits news coverage and all employees — and how to go about doing it.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists looking to making coverage of gender, economics, and public policy more thoughtful and rigorous
  • Newsrooms & managers that would like to better support women and mothers
  • Anyone interested in new ideas about covering motherhood and confronting anti-mom bias

Speakers

Katherine Goldstein
Creator and Host, The Double Shift

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