Conversations: How do I exist and work in a newsroom as a POC? (Sponsored by SRCCON - OpenNews)

  • Event: 2017 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Helga Salinas of The Seattle Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 4 at 11:30am
  • Location: City Terrace 12
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

I'm interested if any journalists have brought up these issues in their own newsroom with their co-workers and/or management. It doesn't have to be along the lines of race, but also sexuality, immigration, gender, religion etc. The title refers to the question that I often asked myself after the election and subsequent current events.

If it has been brought up in other newsrooms, did the discussion include newsroom ethic handbooks, defining conflicts of interest, and dealing with having a perceived advocacy/agenda as a news org while also fighting 'fake news.'

Speaker Bios

  • Helga Salinas currently works at The Seattle Times as a social media producer. Most recently, she worked at the Los Angeles Times also doing social media. She enjoys teaching journalism with an emphasis on digital storytelling and social media. She graduated from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, but her passion for journalism stemmed from her experience as a part of La Gente, UCLA’s Latino student news magazine.@helga_salinas

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