Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour, shares her thoughts about fair and accurate coverage of people living with disabilities and the important work being done by the National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University.
“Supporting People with Disabilities”
Tues, Oct 9, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
A key part of the PBS mission – in partnership with its member stations – is to serve the American public with programming and services that express a diversity of perspectives, including diverse physical, cognitive, emotional, and developmental abilities. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 19% of the U.S. population (or 54.4 million people) are living with a disability. People with disabilities are more than a number; they are our colleagues, part of our communities, and members of our families. Please join this webinar spotlighting the work PBS member stations are doing with and for people with disabilities. Staff from Iowa Public Television, WFYI, WGCU and WXXI will focus on the programs and initiatives they engage in daily (on-air and off), the partnerships they’ve built, and how you can do this work at your station.
Justin Beaupre, Director of Programming & Production, Iowa Public Television
Elissa Orlando, Senior Vice President, WXXI/Rochester
Robin Rockel, Community Engagement Health Specialist, WFYI/Indianapolis
Amy Shumaker, Associate General Manager of Content, WGCU/Fort Myers
Norm Silverstein, President & CEO, WXXI/Rochester