Panel Description: Put Your Best Pitch Forward: A Guide for Allies and LGBT Journalists
Reporters who have an interest in pitching LGBT-inclusive stories don’t always know how. This panel of media professionals (editors, columnists and award-winning bloggers), both openly LGBT and allies, will share how to advocate for LGBT-inclusive stories in the newsroom. Find out how to package your story by emphasizing common values and human interest stories that all readers can relate to. Panelists will present their success stories, and reveal what worked and what didn’t.
Presented by the NABJ LGBT Task Force, panelists will include Carolyn Brown, Black Enterprise editor-at-large; Kierna Mayo, EBONY.com editorial director; LZ Granderson, CNN/ESPN columnist and commentator; Kenyon Farrow, writer, organizer and former Executive Director, Queers for Economic Justice. The discussion will be moderated by Kellee Terrell, BET.com/TheRoot.com contributor, TheBody.com Editor.
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Time and Location
The panel is scheduled on Friday, June 22nd from 9:00am – 10:15am. Please arrive by 8:45am.