Diversity & Inclusion Track: Involving people from marginalized communities in your reporting

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Angelika Albaladejo of The Marshall Project; Sarah Alvarez of Outlier Media; Aura Bogado of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Tasneem Raja of The Tyler Loop
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Texas F
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session shares tactics and strategies to incorporate marginalized audience and community members into the investigative reporting process in ways that can be empowering and inclusive, not exploitative or utilitarian, and make stories stronger and more resonant.

Speaker Bios

  • Angelika Albaladejo is an independent journalist reporting on immigration, justice and health from Los Angeles. She is currently a 2019 Fund for Investigative Journalism diversity fellow with The Marshall Project. Previously, she was a freelance foreign correspondent based in Colombia and Brazil. Her work has been published by the Guardian, CNN and Univision, among others. @AAlbaladejo

  • Sarah believes journalism is a service and should be responsive to the needs of all people. She developed Outlier’s model after years of trying to figure out how journalists could do a better job filling information gaps and increasing accountability to low-income news consumers. To get in touch with Sarah, please contact her at sarah@outliermedia.org or 313-643-5508.

  • Aura Bogado is an investigative reporter for Reveal covering immigration. Her work largely focuses on asylum-seeking children and adolescents who are or have been held in federal custody by private contractors. She was previously the news editor for Colorlines and a writer for The Nation. She can be found on Twitter at @aurabogado. 

  • Tasneem Raja is the Executive Editor of The Tyler Loop, an innovative nonprofit local news site that explores policy, data, and demographics in Tyler and East Texas. A former senior editor at NPR and Mother Jones, she is an award-winning journalist who has reported for The New Yorker, the Atlantic, and other national outlets. Twitter: @tasneemraja

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