March Workshop: Tough Stuff: Reporting on Sensitive Topics with Jackie Wong


Tough Stuff: Reporting On Sensitive Subjects
Wednesday, March 22, 6-8PM, AMS Nest Room 2515

In journalism what does it mean to do no harm? Why are ethical integrity and intersectionality important parts of reporting and storytelling? Join host Jackie Wong as she shows you how to strengthen your reporting through a focus on integrity, compassion, and an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach to reporting. Topics will include the importance of research, community relationships, reporting on sensitive and difficult topics, working with sources, avoiding stereotypes, accountability, and more.

Jackie invites you to bring your questions for an interactive, process-based discussion! The session will open with a presentation about process and working perspectives, and then we’ll open the floor to hear from you.

Jackie Wong is a Vancouver-based freelance writer interested in public health, drug policy, race and equality. She has previously worked as the editor at Megaphone, as a housing reporter for Tyee Solutions Society, is one of the founding facilitators for Community Journalism 101 at SFU Woodward’s, and has facilitated classes on media literacy, narrative production and social change.

Workshops are free for CiTR members, but space is limited – email to RSVP and save a spot!