Poynter Beat Academy Webinar: Transgender Coverage – Avoiding Rhetoric to Deliver Meaningful Journalism
Event Date: April 18, 2024
Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Poynter Institute’s Beat Academy delivers the latest knowledge that journalists need to cover critical topics of deep importance to their communities. This webinar series, running from February to September, equips journalists with beat expertise, data know-how and excellent local and national sources.

The OAB is covering the $75 enrollment fee for a limited number of news staff at OAB member stations. Enrollment includes all webinars and access to recordings. Registration is required

After the OAB submits your registration to Poynter, you will receive an auto-generated email invitation from Poynter to join the Beat Academy. Please contact the OAB's Mariah West if you have questions or need additional information.

About this session:

With a focus on health, we’ll remove ourselves from the politics of outrage to explore the facts — the latest in social and medical knowledge, and the most recent data and research on trans people. We’ll also explore the medical debate over intervention protocols.

We don’t ignore politics, though. We’ll look at state legislation and talk with legal experts, mapping out the landscape of anti-transgender groups and their funders.

Enrollees can apply for one of three reporting grants of $10,000-$15,000 to explore how the transgender debate has touched lives in their area.