Military Veterans in Journalism is offering free training sessions on disability reporting, including on veterans, for newsrooms across the nation.
Thanks to support from the Ford Foundation, over the past year, military veterans in the MVJ Speakers Bureau have been training with top disability beat journalists and experts at organizations like Disabled American Veterans with the goal of improving coverage on disabled veterans and the broader disabled community. Now, the participants are taking that training into newsrooms across the nation to increase awareness and understanding when journalists cover these issues.
The training sessions take roughly 60 minutes, and it’s preferred that the training be in-person, but can also be conducted via Zoom.
What will reporters learn?
- Relevant data points on disabled veterans
- Challenges and common tropes related to disabled veterans
- Intersectionality in the disabled veterans and broader disability communities – how does improving coverage of disabled veterans affect the issues in disability reporting?
- Crafting respectful narratives around disabilities – language and storytelling tips and advice
Email MVJ Operations Manager Sara Feges at [email protected] to schedule a free training session for your newsroom.