A two-hour panel and community conversation that provides communities, newsrooms, policymakers & funders with the opportunity to connect.
Join News Voices: Colorado, Colorado Media Project and Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) on Tuesday, Sept 21 from 5:30-7:30pm to hear from Black Voices working group members and other collaborators about our newly-released Black Voices report. You’ll learn about 5 recommendations created by Black Voices, and hear about in-depth action steps communities, newsrooms and funders can collectively take to improve access to news and information that serves Black communities.
Panelists, Ammiee Brown, Diamond Hardiman, Gloria Neal, and Tiya Trent, and moderator Tina Griego will discuss how and why the Black Voices Working group came to its five recommendations, and also the detailed steps newsrooms, communities and philanthropy can take to put them into immediate action. Participants will have the opportunity to join breakout groups to provide input and explore how Colorado can follow the lead of Black communities to transform news media.
Read the report here: https://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/2021-09/news_voices_colorado_
Tiya Trent, Project VOYCE program facilitator: Trent (she, her, hers) is a community activist, organizer, mentor and mother to two young men.
Gloria Neal, director of public affairs for the mayor of Denver: Neal (she, her, hers) is a former TV-news anchor and reporter, a columnist, a radio reporter on NewsRadio 850 KOA, talk-show host, and the host of UC Health’s The EVRE Woman’s Podcast.
Ammiee Brown, (formerly) AmeriCorps Vista, Open Media Foundation: Brown (she, her, hers) graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2016 with a major in mass communication: film/TV/video and a minor in psychology.
Diamond Hardiman, manager for News Voices: Colorado: Hardiman (she, her, hers) manages the News Voices: Colorado project. She has worked as a tenants’ rights advocate and abolitionist.