The Columbus Dispatch’s Erica Thompson will explore a few big stories (Stand Your Ground Law being passed in Ohio, the Rittenhouse verdict, the deaths of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus and Gabby Petito – and how paying attention to the reactions of diverse audiences can lead to localized stories. She also will offer tips on advocating for diverse coverage and better support of reporters of color.
More training on Diversity & Inclusion:
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.