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Saturday, April 6 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Inclusion Challenge in Photojournalism: Working Toward Solutions

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Representation in photojournalism is critical because those who control our news imagery control our collective visual narrative. As we have critical conversations around diversity and representation in news, we must take an equally critical eye to who is making visual decisions — from the photographers behind the camera to the picture editors who assign and shape stories to the engagement teams who promote them on social media.

This session s for all visual storytellers, photojournalists, multimedia journalists, online journalists, freelancers—everyone in the business.

Visual leaders discuss how some organizations are working on ways to solve the inclusion challenge, especially with the under-representation of women and people of color in photojournalism. See the appalling stats in this Vox piece by Kainaz Amaria and read her Nieman Lab essay here.

Conversations around diversity are overdue.

Our panelists will offer solutions-based advice in the following areas:

  • Building diverse in-house teams
  • Hiring diverse freelancers
  • Assigning for inclusion
  • Coaching visual journalist in new ways of seeing
  • Making publishing decisions with these considerations
  • Promoting stories in inclusive ways

Please join us for this important conversation — moderated by Troy Griggs of The New York Times.

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Kainaz Amaria

Visuals Editor, Vox
Kainaz Amaria  (@kainazamaria) is visuals editor for Vox, where she brings together code, graphics, photography, design and storytelling in collaboration with people across the operation.Before Vox,  she was supervising editor for NPR’s Visuals Team. Kainaz was a freelance photojournalist based in Mumbai... Read More →
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Nicole Frugé

Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle
Nicole Frugé is the Director of Photography for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she leads one of the most diverse metro photo staffs in the nation. Frugé was named the Jim Gordon Photo Editor of the Year in 2019, Photo Editor of the Year in 2018 and the Chronicle's photo editors... Read More →
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Akili-Casundria Ramsess

Executive Director, NPPA
Akili Ramsess became the current Executive Director of NPPA in April 2016. After serving as Director of Photography with the Orlando Sentinel from 2007 through 2011, Akili returned to her family home in the Atlanta area where she continues as an independent photographer, contract photo editor and multimedia producer.Prior to the Sentinel... Read More →
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Troy Griggs

Assistant Editor (Graphics), The New York Times
Troy Griggs is an assistant editor on the New York Times Graphics team. He previously worked as a special projects editor for The Guardian Visuals team in London. Before that, he worked at The Times in a number of roles, including as a designer and developer on the digital news design... Read More →