ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with Prof. Joe Cutbirth
Reporting News: Covering Gay and Lesbian Issues in Community-based News.
Monday, March 30th
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Prof. Joe Cutbirth, who founded the Texas NLGJA chapter in 1992 and represented Texas at the organizational meeting of the NLGJA board of directors at the first national convention, will lead a seminar style discussion about how a group like NLGJA separates journalism from political activism, and some of the unexpected challenges new journalists often face covering lesbian-gay issues when they get outside the 5 large media markets and into more localized community-based coverage.
The discussion is open to all students, especially those interested in cultural affairs, human rights reporting, politics or anyone who expects to take a job in a smaller market, where these issues often present greater challenges to reporters and editors.
Please feel free to bring lunch.