October 01, 2016

A look at LGBT coverage and careers in journalism

NLGJA-LA and the Los Angeles Press Club present: Out in the Newsroom: A look at LGBT coverage and careers in journalism.

A panel of openly gay journalists will share experiences and advice on being out in journalism today. What are the pros and cons of being out to your superiors, co-workers, sources? What is the responsibility of a gay journalist when it comes to a news organization’s LGBT coverage? Has sexuality become a non-issue, an advantage? A disadvantage?

Event moderated by Variety political editor Ted Johnson. Panel includes CNN’s Miguel Marquez, Pulitzer Prize winner Bettina Boxall of the LA Times, Emmy winner Mekahlo Medina of NBC4, Former LA Times Assistant Travel Editor Jane Engle, and 2013 GLAAD Media Award nominee Phillip Zonkel of the Long Beach Press Telegram to our panel!

11 am to 1 pm at Los Angeles Press Club’s Steve Allen Theater: 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Event has a suggested donation of $5 to benefit NLGJA-LA scholarship fund. Lunch will be provided, so RSVP ahead of time via Facebook page if you’re sure you’ll be there.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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