Equity Matters Journalism Symposium

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UPDATE: TAMPA BAY PULITZER PROJECT ADDED TO EQUITY MATTERS PROGRAM ON JUNE 3

LATEST UPDATE: Cara Fitzpatrick, a member of the Tampa Bay Times team that received a Pulitzer Prize for an investigation into the Pinellas County School Board’s culpability in turning some county schools into “Failure Factories,” will join the list of presenters for the June 3 Equity Matters symposium. Fitzpatrick and colleagues Michael LaForgia and Lisa Gartner received the Pulitzer Prize for local news reporting.

Equity Matters: Covering the Troubling Divide in the Education of America’s Children

Renaissance Journalism is pleased to announce a one-day symposium on educational equity for journalists. The event, “Equity Matters,” will bring together the nation’s top experts and education journalists in examining the root causes and impact of our nation’s ever-widening “opportunity gap.” This disparity in access to educational resources and opportunities has resulted in an unequal education system, shortchanging the futures of millions of low-income, minority and immigrant children.

This progam is designed to offer journalists with fresh insights, new sources, and the latest research and data to help foster ways to write about the issue with greater depth, impact and clarity. Breakout sessions will provide a chance to sharpen story ideas and network with fellow education reporters.

A tentative list of presenters includes:

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones, Staff Writer The New York Times Magazine
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, Stanford University
  • Kristina Rizga, Education Reporter, Mother Jones
  • Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute
  • Keith M. Woods, Vice President for Diversity in News & Operations, National Public Radio
  • Cara Fitzpatrick, Education Reporter, Tampa Bay Times

Journalists in the Equity Reporting Project, a fellowship program sponsored by Renaissance Journalism, also will participate.

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EQUITY MATTERS

Friday, June 3, 2016

8am-5:30pm, networking reception to follow

The Ford Foundation, New York

The symposium is being offered free of charge to journalists, but pre-registration will be required. Please request an invitation here.

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