The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is taking a deeper dive into media coverage of the transgender community with an interactive panel dissecting a Grantland magazine piece that sparked a national discussion last month.
SPJ/LA hosted its first transgender media coverage panel last fall and will use the Grantland piece, “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” as a case study to advance the conversation on ethical issues.
What went wrong? What should reporters do when they’re in a similar situation? What responsibility did editors at Grantland have in treating the subject with sensitivity and fairness?
WHAT: Discussion on covering the transgender community and Grantland’s piece, “Dr. V’s Magical Putter.”
- Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of Outsports.com
- Nick Adams, associate director of communications for GLAAD
Ricardo Lopez, of the L.A. Times will moderate.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 27
6:30 p.m. networking reception
7 p.m. discussion
WHERE: L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza’s Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
COST: The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
PARKING: Free parking is provided at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
RSVP: Please RSVP by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: Adolfo Flores