A commitment to gender equality, through both organisational structure and content, is a marker common to the news publishers studied in the latest report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s Journalism Innovation Project to be published during #IJF19. But what does innovative storytelling about gender equality and women’s empowerment look like in the #metoo era? And what can we learn from international case studies in the practice of women-centred journalism?
In this session, leading women journalists and editors from three countries dissect case studies from their own contexts, demonstrating the power of innovative approaches to reporting and storytelling from a female perspective. We’ll look at France 24’s pioneering news program about gender equality The 51 Percent designed to empower women dealing with discrimination, at the agenda-setting NewsMavens from Poland, and at one journalist’s emotionally-engaged account of surviving sexual assault and combatting harassment.