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NAHJ LA Presents: Are Workplace Diversity Committees Worth It?
This NAHJ Los Angeles panel discussion will explore the role of diversity committees in newsrooms.

This 90-minute event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9. at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

Many journalists debate whether to join corporate diversity and inclusion groups and if they do, how to be effective. Some questions that often surface include:

-Is it worth it to participate for journalists of color or journalists from marginalized groups, especially if this unpaid role is not taken seriously by newsroom leaders?

-What can these groups accomplish in terms of making changes in newsrooms?

This event will include a 45-minute panel discussion followed by a 45-minute conversation with the audience.

Moderator Silvia Foster-Frau is a reporter at the San Antonio Express-News and president of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. Learn more:

Daniel Gonzalez is a reporter with the Arizona Republic, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for border coverage. Read more:

S. Mitra Kalita is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books. Most recently, she was the senior vice president for news, opinion and programming for CNN Digital. Read more:

Carla Murphy is an editor, writer, teacher and consultant. Most recently, she is a 2020-2021 visiting fellow in Boston College’s journalism program teaching about class in journalism. She is also vice president and a board member of the Journalism & Women Symposium. Read more:

Susan Smith Richardson is the chief executive officer for the Center for Public Integrity. Read more:

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Jan 9, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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