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Diversity in the Newsroom Media Panel

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Highwire Public Relations

727 Sansome Street

#1st floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

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Join ColorComm SF and Highwire for a panel conversation with expert journalists about diversity in the newsroom and in coverage.

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Join panelists for a conversation on diversity in the newsroom, as well as in their own coverage. The panel will pose questions such as: What progress has the industry made and what are the challenges we face as we enter a new decade? How do PR professionals make sure diversity is reflected in the stories we pitch reporters? And, most importantly, how do reporters ensure a balanced view in the news they are covering? This informative and engaging discussion will touch on how far we have come and just how much further we have to go, and help guide the future of communications from the lens of expert journalists.

See you in the new year and at the panel!

Panelists:

Sophia Kunthara, Crunchbase, Late-Stage Venture Reporter

Sophia Kunthara is a reporter at Crunchbase News covering late-stage venture capital and startups. She writes about funding rounds, IPOs, and late-stage trends. Previously, she covered startups and general assignment business news for the San Francisco Chronicle and interned at Reuters in New York.

Shwanika Narayan, San Francisco Chronicle, Business Reporter

Shwanika Narayan is a business reporter at The San Francisco Chronicle where she covers retail and logistics. She was previously a reporter with the Los Angeles Business Journal where she wrote about manufacturing, retail and trade. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance video producer at AJ+ covering general news, her freelance work also includes writing for NBC News, Quartz and Hyphen magazine on Asian American identity. Shwanika has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA.

Jobina Fortson, ABC7 News, Breaking News and Traffic Anchor

Jobina Fortson attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she was a White House Correspondents' Association Scholarship. After graduation, she moved from Washington, D.C. to the eastern shore of Maryland to work for WMDT-TV. as a reporter, anchor, producer, and photographer. She eventually moved to Louisville, KY to work for WAVE-TV and eventually joined ABC7 Morning to tell stories of the Bay Area.

Jennifer Elias, CNBC, Tech Reporter

Jennifer Elias covers Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and Silicon Valley culture for CNBC.com in San Francisco. Formerly a reporter for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Jennifer covered publicly-traded tech companies, their executives and workforce issues. Previously, she freelanced for FastCompany.com and Forbes.com.

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Highwire Public Relations

727 Sansome Street

San Francisco

Run of Show:

5:30pm-6pm: Check in & networking

6pm-6:45pm: Panel Discussion

6:45-7:00: Q&A

7pm-7:30pm: Wrap up and networking

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