Leroy F. Aarons Summer Institute on Sexual Orientation Issues in the News
This summer AEJMC convenes its convention in San Francisco, a city known for its active Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Journalism educators wishing to advance accurate and fair journalism of these communities are invited to the second annual Leroy R. Aarons Summer Institute on Sexual Orientation in the News. The Aarons Institute features presentations on key sexual orientation issues and discussions of how to better prepare ourselves and our students to understand and cover them. July 31-August 1, 2006, San Francisco, California.
SOIN: A Resource Center for Journalism Educators from USC's Annenberg School
The Catholic hierarchy blames a gay subculture
in the priesthood for the sexual abuse scandal. A transgender
murder raises the issue of how to characterize identified gender
preferences. An ex-NFL lineman comes out and another player
decries "faggots in sports." Gays in the military, the schools, the workplace, the Scouts, the
Today's newsrooms demand journalists who can cover
sexual-orientation issues with as much sophistication as any other
civil rights issue. Starting at day one on the job. Can your students?