Event: Who Gets to Speak in News Coverage? Solidarity Reporting on Trans Issues

News coverage of trans issues has grown in recent months, with reporting on legislation, protests, and profiles of trans individuals. Yet much of this coverage still silences, re-marginalizes, and alienates trans people. How can journalism do better?

Join us for an interactive, virtual workshop to unpack what solidarity means when covering trans issues, how cis journalists can share power in solidarity with trans journalists in the service of better representation, and tips for how journalists can report accurately on a topic that is often inundated with official misinformation.

Video of this event is now available online.

Tuck Woodstock is a journalist and educator based in Portland, Oregon. He is the host of the podcast Gender Reveal, a co-founder of Sylveon Consulting, and a founding member of the Trans Journalists Association.

Anita Varma leads the Solidarity Journalism Initiative at the Center for Media Engagement (UT Austin), where she is also an assistant professor of media ethics in the School of Journalism & Media. She is on the advisory board of The Objective, and she is a board member of SPJ NorCal.