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Friday, September 8 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Self-care for trans and nonbinary reporters

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In this session, we will explore self-care practices, especially when you're covering your own community as a trans or nonbinary person in the newsroom. We will also discuss why it's important for newsrooms to provide institutional support to trans and nonbinary/LGBTQ+ reporters and editors in order to create sustainable coverage — and what barriers are facing trans and nonbinary journalists in their workplaces.

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Gina Chua

Executive Editor, Semafor
Gina Chua is Executive Editor at Semafor, a new global news startup.  Previously she was Executive Editor at Reuters, where she was responsible for editorial operations, including budgets, safety, security and logistics, among other duties. Before she transitioned, Gina – then... Read More →
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Katie Barnes

Writer, ESPN
Katie Barnes is an award-winning journalist covering the intersection of sports and gender for ESPN. Barnes is a three-time GLAAD nominee and they were named the 2017 Journalist of the Year by NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. They were an executive producer on “Mack... Read More →
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Kathleen Massara

Senior staff editor, The New York Times
Kathleen Massara has worked for The Times since 2017. Prior to that, she was the managing editor of Artnet News and the Arts&Culture editor of HuffPost. She hails from Nebraska.
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Orion Rummler

LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th News
Orion covers LGBTQ+ news, focused on state politics, breaking news and the underreported ways that trans and queer people are marginalized. He writes stories that resonate with the unspoken experiences of LGBTQ+ people and ones that deeply report the impact of everyday policy on their... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2023 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Congress C (4th Floor)