Training Future Journalists with a Focus on Diversifying the Industry — ONA on Air

Episode reported, edited, and mixed by Andrea Gutierrez

» This was released as an episode of ONA on Air on Octo­ber 28, 2019

Everyone’s path to jour­nal­ism is dif­fer­ent, and the inter­net and an increas­ing­ly diverse pop­u­la­tion have made those paths even more var­ied. J‑school isn’t (and shouldn’t be) the only place where news orga­ni­za­tions find tal­ent. ONA on Air pro­duc­er Andrea Gutier­rez, who also works for KPCC pub­lic radio, chats with long­time jour­nal­ism edu­ca­tor Michelle John­son about sup­port­ing jour­nal­ism new­com­ers. She has run the Stu­dent News­room and Inno­va­tion Lab at ONA’s annu­al con­fer­ence for years and is pas­sion­ate about train­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of jour­nal­ists of col­or. We also hear from ONA19 speak­er Priscil­la Vil­l­lare­al, bet­ter known as Lagordilo­ca, about non-tra­di­tion­al paths to jour­nal­ism and how ONA can encour­age peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds and iden­ti­ties to enter the profession.