Diversity & Inclusion Track: Battling bias

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Emmanuel Martinez of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Martin G. Reynolds of The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Clear Lake
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Women, people of color, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ, among other marginalized communities, have been increasingly under fire since November 2016. Now more than ever, investigative journalists who cover these communities and the issues affecting them must raise the level of their cultural competency if they hope to report with accuracy and nuance. So how do you effectively cover people and communities that you’re not a part of? In this workshop, we will talk about how implicit bias can affect the way we cover communities we're not a part of and further perpetuate bias and misconceptions. Come learn about the Maynard Institute's Fault Lines framework and other techniques that will help prevent you from perpetuating people as stereotypes.

Speaker Bios

  • Emmanuel Martinez is a data reporter for Reveal. A graduate of UC Irvine, Martinez received his master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied radio and data journalism. Prior to joining Reveal, he interned for KPCC, the Los Angeles NPR affiliate, where he helped reporters acquire, clean and analyze data. Martinez is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

  • Martin G. Reynolds is Co-Executive Director of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. He also directs the Reveal Investigative Fellowships. Reynolds is the former editor-in-chief of The Oakland Tribune (CA), and was a lead editor on the Chauncey Bailey Project, formed to investigative the slaying of the former Oakland Post editor. Reynolds is a lead trainer for the Maynard Institute, focusing on cultural competency and community engagement.

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