Opinion Journalism: Are There Any Ideas That Are Off-Limits?
We talk about opinion pages as a "marketplace of ideas." But who gets to participate in that marketplace, and how? Which ideas need to be amplified, elevated, or uplifted? Are there some ideas that should be de-platformed?
Sewell Chan, Bina Venkataraman, Monica Rhor, Karen Attiah
Let's talk about unionizing: We did it (or we're doing it right now), ask us anything
This will be an off-the-record conversation about what it takes to organize a newsroom union. We’ll share our experiences, the steps we took and what’s happening across the country. We’ll then open it up for any questions you want to talk about: why form a union? How does it work? Is it worth it? What can you actually improve? And what mistakes did you make?
What it can mean to "be there" for grieving colleagues
Death and loss are as much a part of life as birth and weddings, yet many organizations lack policies, etiquette, or norms for when someone in their organization is grieving. In this session, we'll tackle ideas for creating policies and norms that could benefit someone faced with death or loss.
We'll create a volunteer "sad people board" (of people who have experienced / are experiencing grief) to share feedback about how those ideas would have been welcome or unhelpful for them personally, highlighting that there's often no one right answer to any of this. You will walk away feeling empowered to encourage change within your organization and more confident personally about how to express support for those who lose a loved one.