Vision25’s Belonging in the News returns on April 13 with acclaimed journalist and editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Versha Sharma as our guest. We are excited to announce that–by popular demand–Vision25 will also be hosting a post-event party discussion. Leaders of our Vision25 partner organizations, Sisi Wei of OpenNews and Irving Washington of the Online News Association, will join us on screen after the main event to facilitate a discussion in the Crowdcast chat on any extra themes or questions that audience members want to cover. There is no need for extra registration, just stay on the same Crowdcast event page to participate. The after party will last for as long as audience members would like, with a hard stop at 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET. Can’t wait to see you there!

One of the goals for the Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms collaboration is to establish ‘institutions of belonging.’ The term describes actively anti-racist news organizations where journalists of color have a sense of agency and belonging in the newsroom. We believe that institutions of belonging are part of the solution to creating a diverse, equitable and trustworthy press.

RSVP to Belonging in the News with Versha Sharma to join the after party!

In the upcoming episode of Belonging in the News, co-executive director of the Maynard Institute Martin Reynolds, will discuss belonging with award winning-journalist and the current editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Versha Sharma. Teen Vogue, a web-only Condé Nast publication, pivoted to become a strong voice on social justice issues in recent years.

The discussion will explore:

  • having a sense of agency in the newsroom
  • belonging as a journalist of color while reporting for a major US publication
  • what feels like to be a “first” and Versha’s experience as first South Asian American woman to helm Teen Vogue

The event is one hour. The last 15 minutes will be open for audience questions. NEW For the first time ever we’ll be hosting a moderated, post-event party for members of the audience to flesh out any of the comments or themes from the live discussion. This post-event discussion will be hosted by executive members of Vision25 in the chat on our Crowdcast livestream after the event has ended, so you only need to register once. Join us on Wednesday, April 13 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET for the webinar and at 1pm PT / 4pm ET for the after party!

The Online News Association, OpenNews and the Maynard Institute have come together to create Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms, a catalyst in a social change movement that seeks to build journalistic institutions where newsrooms are actively anti-racist and collaborative, and journalists of color feel like they truly belong. Learn more here.