This week: Join TJA for a chat about conscious styleguides and a trans coverage webinar

The Trans Journalists Association is co-hosting two events this week: one about inclusive language and the other about news coverage best practices.

Banner with books on a discussion about The Conscious Style Guide by Karen Yin, with a headshot of the author

Join us for a discussion on using language for liberation and embracing creativity and flexibility as tools for inclusion! This virtual fireside chat will feature Karen Yin, author of “​​The Conscious Style Guide: A Flexible Approach to Language that Includes, Respects, and Empowers,” coming to a bookstore near you on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, and will be followed by a short Q&A session with attendees. Click here to learn more about the book!

This guided discussion is hosted by the LGBTQ+ Editors Association in collaboration with the Trans Journalists Association and the Los Angeles Chapter of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists.

Register today to reserve your spot and check back for updates! Attendees based in the U.S. will be entered in a raffle to win a copy of “The Conscious Style Guide.” Must be present to win.

When: Wednesday, May 8 from 11am - 12pm PDT
Where: Online
Register: On Eventbrite

Pride flag event information on covering trans and LGBTQ+ issues during 2024 elections

Learn more about covering trans and LGBTQ+ issues during 2024

Trans people and DEIB programs are in the crosshairs of state leaders, legislatures, policymakers, and school boards. Journalists must be prepared to report and share the impact of these efforts, as well as how political candidates are using them to influence voters. 

What are the key issues at stake and the major themes playing out? What are the most reliable sources of unbiased information? And how can reporters better understand multiple perspectives and the nuanced questions involved?

Register now to join a discussion on Friday, May 10 aimed at answering these questions as well as illuminating best practices for your reporting and editing on transgender and LGBTQ+ issues. This webinar is geared for all journalists, especially those new to the beat, or from small and medium news organizations.

The virtual program, produced by the National Press Club Journalism Institute with support of the Trans Journalists Association, will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET and be followed by a Q&A session. 

Participants will learn:

  • How to responsibly frame journalistic stories to include trans and LGBTQ+ voices 
  • Questions to ask in the current environment  
  • How to identify policy and political stories relevant to your audiences, whether they’re local, regional, or national
  • How to authentically ensure your sources and LGBTQ+ story subjects feel seen and heard


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