Workshop: Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in News

The Asian American Journalists Association Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) is pleased to invite you to attend an in-person training for Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Newsrooms and News Coverage in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday 4 April 2024.

AAJA-Asia’s Advancing news Diversity in Asia research report established that diversity and equity are values entrenched in Asia’s newsrooms. However, the report also showed that journalists and editors often lack clear commitment, guidelines, processes and skills to monitor and constantly improve their news content’s level of representativity.   

Giving a voice to the voiceless is one of journalism’s key missions. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are not only a question of fairness or a commendable sustainable development goal : they are decisive tools for improving news reporting’s quality and reach. 

In order to become an inclusive journalist or newsroom leader, one must first understand the nuances of diversity categories, beginning with definitions and terminology and moving on to dismantling the negative effect of unconscious bias. 

This introductory training workshop aims to help Asian media companies to build diverse and inclusive news organizations. It is designed to equip reporters and newsroom managers, in a culturally sensitive format, with the practical foundations of DEI.  

TRAINING GOALS

  • The workshop’s main goals are to get participants to :
  • Understand and agree on gender equality, diversity and inclusion-related concepts
  • Appreciate the importance of inclusion for producing better journalism
  • Explore new approaches/tools to improve DEI in their newsroom and news content

AGENDA

  • Module 1 : Diversity layers; Concepts related to DEI
  • Module 2 : Why is Inclusion Imperative for any journalist / media Company?
  • Module 3 : Tools for improving DEI in your organization and media coverage

PRACTICAL DETAILS

  • Date: Thursday 4 April 2024
  • Time: from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Venue: Room 806, 11th Floor, Gwangil Building Dadong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul / 서울시 중구 다동길5 광일빌딩 11층 806호
  • Cost: Free event. Limited seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Register: Here

TRAINER

Carina Lee works in the media business field and is responsible for acquiring movies and TV series in Korea. She has built a diverse career ranging from Journalism, Sales & content strategy field. Carina has also served on the AAJA Seoul board since 2014 and was the Seoul Vice President from 2020 to 2022. She now is a certified DEI trainer of WAN-IFRA Women in News.

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