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Thursday, September 7 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Covering the Club Q Mass Shooting Responsibly

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After a mass shooting targeted members of the LGBTQ community at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, media organizations were left scrambling to cover the full scope of the event — the tragedy of five deaths and 25 injuries and the nuance behind reporting a hate crime involving a traditionally misrepresented community. The E.W. Scripps Company is an industry leader in audience research and training for its journalists in reporting on underserved communities. In this session, Scripps employees will discuss how that training helped drive the coverage of this horrific event.

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Marcus Riley

Sr. Dir, Content Strategy & Inclusive Journalism, The E.W. Scripps Company
Marcus Riley is Sr. Director, Content Strategy & Inclusive Journalism for The E.W. Scripps Co. He has 25+ years of experience in television broadcasting, including eight years as a general assignment reporter. Marcus joined Scripps' Milwaukee station and transitioned from Digital... Read More →
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Sean McLaughlin

SVP, Local News, The E.W. Scripps Company
Sean McLaughlin is senior vice president of news for the Local Division of The E.W. Scripps Company. He is responsible for developing and overseeing company-wide strategy for news operations in 41 local television markets. McLaughlin works with stations to customize content strategies... Read More →
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Cody LaGrow

Specialty Reporter, The E.W. Scripps Company
Cody LaGrow is an Emmy and GLAAD Award-Winning National Correspondent and Producer for Scripps News Longform. He's previously worked at ABC's 'Good Morning America' and was a local news reporter in Missouri.
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Ryan Hazelwood

News Director, KOAA, The E.W. Scripps Company
KOAA News Director Ryan Hazelwood's love is storytelling alongside a lifelong passion for the community and a never-ending string of questions for people in the community. He truly believes in the EW Scripps Company motto, “We do well by doing good.” Ryan believes that while you... Read More →
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Ashley Portillo

MMJ, KOAA, The E.W. Scripps Company
Ashley knew at a young age she wanted to be a journalist. Writing and visual storytelling was always her outlet in being creative. She attended college at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she got her Bachelor's Degree in journalism.Ashley enjoys engaging with people in their... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2023 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Congress C (4th Floor)