[RSVP] Risk, Reputation and Identity Politics in the Newsroom, Sponsored by Women's Media Center

  • Thursday – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Grand Couteau - 5th Floor | Sheraton
  • #ONA19

This session is sponsored by Women’s Media Center

This event is presented by Women's Media Center

This luncheon will focus on how homogeneity in senior management of newsrooms, persistently sex-segregated coverage, and traditional ideas about threats, safety and risk shape newsrooms and storytelling. This hourlong luncheon discussion will focus on how ideas about threats, safety and risks – to journalists and to consumers - shape newsroom decisions and storytelling. The panel will discuss ways in which building more inclusive media organizations necessitates institutional commitments to protecting journalists from new and different threats. In particular, the panel will focus on what it means to shift considerations of risk and threat away from an emphasis on personal safety and towards greater corporate recognition and responsibility.

This event is at capacity. Attendees who have an RSVP will be invited into the room on a first-come, first-served basis, so please do come a few minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Attendees on the waitlist for this event will be invited in on a first-to-check-in basis if there is still space available after the programming begins.


Nicole Carroll - Editor-in-Chief, USA TODAY

Mitra Kalita - Senior VP News, Opinion, Programming, CNN Digital

Raju Narisetti - Director, Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University


Soraya Chemaly - Director, WMC Speech Project