Shifting the Power: Innovative Initiatives to Create Safer, More Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces

July 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Shifting the Power: Innovative Initiatives to Create Safer, More Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Freedom Forum Institute’s Power Shift Project presents “Shifting the Power” on Tuesday, July 24, which will feature newsroom leaders sharing innovative initiatives to create safer and more inclusive and diverse workplaces.

Leaders from Dow Jones, NPR and Politico will discuss ways their organizations are shaking up newsroom diversity, developing peer support groups and creating cultures of intentional inclusion.

“Shifting the Power” will also feature a discussion of the Power Shift Project’s Workplace Integrity training curriculum which is custom-tailored for media organizations and designed to advance the goal of workplaces free of harassment, discrimination and incivility, and full of opportunity, especially for those who have traditionally been denied it.

The Power Shift Project is a national industry-wide initiative to improve the quality and future of journalism by improving the diversity, equality and cultures of news organizations.

Speakers include:

  • Jill Geisler, Freedom Forum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership and Loyola University Chicago Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity
  • Meredith Lubitz, vice president, talent management, Dow Jones
  • Gráinne McCarthy, deputy chief news editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Raakhee Mirchandani, editor-in-chief, Moneyish and senior content development editor, Dow Jones Media Group
  • Shazna Nessa, deputy managing editor and global head of visuals, The Wall Street Journal
  • Gerry Holmes, managing editor, Enterprise, NPR
  • Hugo Rojo, manager, Social Media Communications, NPR
  • Sharahn Thomas, senior director, News Operations & Budget, NPR
  • Maryfran Tyler, senior director, Strategy, NPR
  • Traci Schweikert, vice president human resources, Politico

This program is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please email

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