Event DetailsThursday October 6, 2022 6:30 pm
*Please note: due to problems arising from Hurricane Ian, this workshop has been rescheduled from its original date on Thursday, 9/27 and will now take place on Thursday, 10/6.
All writers must work across differences to reflect the diversity of the audience you seek.
Whether you are working in journalism or entertainment, documentary or narrative, you need tools and techniques to identify diverse perspectives, listen to their stories and communicate your own intentions as a storyteller. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to imagine stories from a variety of perspectives and how to identify and compensate for your own blind spots. Finally, we’ll explore how to ethically navigate the power imbalance as you work to arrive at true informed consent.
Kelly McBride is a journalist, consultant and one of the country’s leading voices on media ethics and democracy. She is senior vice president and chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at The Poynter Institute, where she guides professional news organizations in the best practices for serving citizens, building trust and elevating democracy. She also serves as NPR’s Public Editor. In that role, she and her team listen to audience feedback and hold NPR accountable to their mission to serve the American public. In a previous life, Kelly was a newspaper reporter covering crime and religion. She’s worked as a public editor at ESPN and co-edited the book, The New Ethics of Journalism: Guiding Principles for the 21st Century. She lives with her family in St. Petersburg, FL.