Arkansas to host annual Center for Ethics in Journalism Media Workshop

The focus of the workshop will be diversity, specifically race and gender.
The focus of the workshop will be diversity, specifically race and gender. | shutterstock
The University of Arkansas will be hosting its annual Center for Ethics in Journalism Media Workshop, where several national and local journalists for a discussion on how they covered race and gender during the 2016 presidential election.

The list of guest journalists that will be in attendance include Michael Fletcher, ESPN's The Undefeated, Anne Gearan, The Washington Post, Jesse Holland, reporter for The Associated Press and 2015 visiting distinguished professor of journalism ethics, and April Ryan, American Urban Radio Network.

These journalists will sit on a panel at the event, which is called “American Post Election: Bridging the Gaps in Race and Gender.”

The panel will be moderated by Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism graduate student Christi Welter.

"This election showed the importance of race and gender inside the newsrooms of America," Holland said. "For years, diversity was not treated as the important issue it should be in newsrooms.”

It is Holland’s opinion and belief that before this election that race and gender were not topics that were thought about of even discussed in newsrooms.

"There is no more important issue faced by newsrooms today than diversity," Director of the Center for Ethics in Journalism Ray McCaffrey said.

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