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An SPJ Event / The Keystone Pro Chapter Presents: Diversity in the Newsroom, and Beyond.


Sep 14, 2023


Harrisburg, PA



During this event, our panel of experts will address issues, answer questions and offer ideas on recruiting and maintaining diverse reporting staff and provide training on how to cover communities equitably.


(click on their names to read their bios)

Moderator:  Joyce Davis, outreach and opinion editor, PennLive/The Patriot-News


  • Rod Hicks, SPJ’s national director of ethics and diversity
  • Cate Barron, former president of PA Media Group
  • Michele Haddon, multimedia journalist, The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier Times
  • Stephen Jiwanmall, assistant professor of communications at La Salle University
  • Rick Kearns, freelance journalist, poet and teacher

This complimentary session is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (light lunch included). The workshop is being held at the offices of PennLive/The Patriot-News, located at 1900 Patriot Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Virtual participation is also available via Teams. Virtual participants must have both a computer and audio/phone in order to participate.

A confirmation will be sent to all registrants a few days prior to the event with respective instructions.

In person registration is limited, so register today!

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September 14
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
PennLive/The Patriot-News, Harrisburg
Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation


PennLive/The Patriot-News
1900 Patriot Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
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This is an SPJ Keystone Pro Chapter Event


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