Diversity & Inclusion Track: Let’s face it. Diverse newsrooms do better journalism

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Tiffany Liou of WFAA-Dallas/Fort Worth; Tristan Ahtone of Texas Observer; Lucas Waldron of ProPublica; Natalie Hee of KRIV-Houston
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Briargrove
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session will be a healthy discussion about the importance of diversity in the newsroom. More and more these days, viewers and readers are looking for a connection with the storyteller. Being relatable and understanding the joy or pain of a community is so important. This session is for all types of journalists and managers - any ethnicities, minorities and majorities. That’s the point. We want an all-inclusive room to talk about an often controversial topic. 

This panel was planned in collaboration with the Asian American Journalists Association.

Speaker Bios

  • Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa) serves as associate editor for tribal affairs at High Country News. He has reported for PBS NewsHour, National Native News, Wyoming Public Radio, NPR, Al Jazeera America, Indian Country Today, and National Geographic. Tristan’s stories have won multiple honors, including investigative awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Gannett Foundation. He is president of the Native American Journalists Association and a Nieman Fellow.

  • Natalie Hee is a reporter at FOX 26 Houston and an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin. Natalie has also reported at the NBC affiliates in New Orleans and Austin. She was the 2010 recipient of the LIN Media Minority Scholarship and was sent to work in Indianapolis and Providence, RI during her time in undergrad. Natalie currently serves as the co-President of the Asian American Journalists Association's Texas Chapter. Twitter: @nataliehee

  • Tiffany Liou is a journalist at WFAA in Dallas. From California, she moved to Louisiana, Iowa and Oklahoma for her career. After four years, she landed a spot at WFAA. One of her most memorable assignments was in Haiti, where she worked as a solo-journalist. Tiffany is passionate about storytelling. She enjoys shooting, writing and editing her own work. She's a member of NPPA, and co-president of AAJA’s Texas chapter. @tliou

  • Lucas is a video and motion graphics journalist at ProPublica. He currently works on the visual investigations team. @lhwaldron

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