Making the Case for Making the Time: Notes From the Journalism Mentorship Collaborative

The Journalism Mentorship Collaborative, which launched in early 2018, aims to share best practices and fresh ideas for creating more inclusive mentoring opportunities in newsrooms. When executed well, mentorship programs can be one of the strongest programs supporting hiring and retention of diverse leaders.

We’ll share key findings, focusing on tips for getting management buy-in or enticing potential mentors to commit the time — one of the largest challenges identified by participating newsrooms. You’ll hear from people with years of experience running a mentorship program, as well as fellows leading innovative approaches in newsrooms around the United States.

This session is designed for

  • Those interested in improving diverse leadership in newsrooms
  • Anyone with an interest in starting / updating / reviving a mentorship program and curious about taking those first steps
  • Managers open to the idea of mentoring, and want strategies for relying on their best asset: the talent already in their newsrooms
  • Speakers

    Ziva Branstetter
    Senior Editor, Center for Investigative Reporting

    Shirley Qiu
    Features Producer, The Seattle Times

    Michelle Baruchman
    Engagement Editor, The Seattle Times
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    Raymond Ruiz
    Director, El Gato Media Network

    Christina Cala
    Associate Producer, NPR

    Corrie MacLaggan
    Managing Editor, The Texas Tribune


    Doug Mitchell
    Project Founder / Director, Next Generation Radio
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