The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communications and the Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA) is taking a deep dive into discussions about newsroom diversity and #JournalismSoWhite. Specifically, this event will look at journalism’s problem with diversity, the challenges reporters of color face, and why newsrooms have a difficult time retaining diverse employees.
Discussion on #JournalismSoWhite and newsroom diversity.
Sandy Banks, former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and journalism professor at Cal State Northridge
Kim Bui, deputy managing editor at Reported.ly and adjunct at USC
Jenna Pittaway, lead video editor for Jose Antonio Vargas’ #EmergingUS
Jorge Rivas, national affairs correspondent at Fusion
Moderated by Adolfo Flores, Latino issues reporter for BuzzFeed News
Thursday, March 24
6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. discussion
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC
Wallis Annenberg Hall – ANN Rm106
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281
The event is free and open to the public.
Street meter parking along Vermont or Exposition is closest to Wallis Annenberg Hall. Link to campus map.
Nearest campus parking is Structure A (accessible via Entrance #6 at Vermont Avenue).
Parking is $12.
Metro Access is adjacent to campus: Metro Expo line (with stops at Expo/Vermont station, Expo Park/USC station, and Jefferson/USC station.
Please RSVP at email@example.com
Adolfo Flores, SPJ/LA