- Tips for navigating uncertain gender identity during breaking news from the Trans Journalists Association
- Covering trans issues well just means doing journalism well from Source
- Getting it right: Reporting on laws that prohibit gender-affirming care for minors from Association of Health Care Journalists
- Reporting on Anti-Trans Legislation: In Service to Whom? from the Solidarity Journalism Initiative
- The complexities and nuances of transgender coverage from Columbia Journalism Review
- Trans and gender-fluid kids are under attack. How can we tell their stories without furthering harm? from Poynter
- How journalists can improve their coverage of the trans community from NBCU Academy
The Student Press Law Center has recognized TJA student member Marcus Pennell with a Courage in Student Journalism Award for his year-long effort to protect student press freedom and the ability to cover LGBTQ stories. That included bringing a lawsuit against the school district when their administration shut down the student paper after it ran Pride-related stories.
What Marcus has to say about his work fighting censorship
Plus: investigative journalism and Indigenous communities
TJA member and High Country News staff writer B. "Toastie" Oaster writes on engaging and elevating Indigenous voices for The Investigative Reporters & Editors Journal.
Sometimes we report to change the world. But Indigenous affairs reporting can change you, too. For the better. If you take the time to do it well.
Stylebook & coverage guide updates
We have made some minor updates to our style guide, including adding:
- a new TJA resource to address common questions we have received about identifying transgender people during breaking news
- supplemental international reporting guides in trans terms and identities vary across cultures
- the Spanish translation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Journalism Ethics' extractive interviews tool in our additional best practices
- a separate and expanded entry for the phrase gender ideology
- expanded cultural context on hormone therapy
- distinct explanations of social, medical, and legal transition in the transition glossary entry
Join TJA in D.C. this week
The Trans Journalists Association is co-hosting a mixer with the Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ), the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA), the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), and the Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists (NLGJA).
⏰ Thursday November 16, 6 p.m. ET
📍 Wild Days at the Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St. NW Washington DC 20005
Save the date
Join the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism professor Masha Gessen and Semafor executive editor and TJA board member Gina Chua about how to responsibly cover trans issues and experiences, how to create supportive work environments for trans journalists, and how to care for yourself and acknowledge your personhood while doing the work.
⏰ Tuesday November 28, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
📍 Room 308, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY219 W 40th St. New York 10018
For virtual attendees: a Zoom link will be provided after you RSVP.
🍕 Pizza will be served!
A conversation hosted by the NLGJA LA and Philadelphia chapters and Rotten Tomatoes!
⏰ Friday November 17, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
📍 Online only
Register on EventBrite.
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