Language is powerful. How we use terms, categories and concepts in our coverage matter a lot — especially to people who often been denied control over the language used to describe them. In this conversation, you’ll learn from a handful of expert colleagues. What words matter most, and why? Which should be avoided, or never used again? How should we think through even the most ordinary stories to include the experiences and viewpoints of trans people? This conversation was a safe and welcoming environment.
Additional resource: Trans Journalists Association style guide.
More training on Reporting & Writing:
How to tell holistic stories about trans and gender-diverse individuals. Topics include: Where are all the trans men? Where are the non-white trans folks? Reporting outside the framework of the gender binary. And understanding how your own gendered lens influences story bias.
Tools for investigating non-profit organizations
A look at tools for tracking non-profit finances, what their CEOs earn and much more. We also spend some time looking at Form 990s of charities and give you a chance to pull some on organizations in your area.
Build your own reporting robot￼
How to use the automation function of Github, a tool for programmers, to create a web scraping bot to automatically gather information and data from the web. Our example will be using it to automate a tedious beat check. No prior coding knowledge needed.