TVN To Host Report Card On Race Webinar

Television executives from E.W. Scripps, Tegna and the NAB will assess what progress the industry is making toward diversity and inclusion among its ranks and in front of its news cameras in an Aug. 13 TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar. Register here.

Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. this spring and summer have compelled TV news organizations to take a closer look at their own role in diversity and inclusion in their news coverage and their talent pipelines. Report Card on Race, a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. ET, will assess what progress they’ve made and where inequalities continue in the industry.

Danyelle Wright, VP, employment and labor law and chief diversity officer at E.W. Scripps; Sean McLaughlin, VP of news at Scripps; Richard Dyer, president-general manager of WUSA Washington; and Michelle Duke, president, NAB Leadership Foundation and chief diversity officer at NAB, will join TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp in the hour-long conversation tackling best practices in equality and opportunity across news management, recruitment/retention and editorial content.

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Speakers will share a frank assessment on local television’s progress in representing race more equitably and offer practical guidance for improvement. These will include how to better strategically recruit minority employees in key positions and incentivize them to remain and advance within the organization and editorial best practices for diversifying news sources, identifying biases and engaging with minority communities often excluded from coverage.


Danyelle Wright

Danyelle Wright is VP, employment and labor law at The E.W. Scripps Co. She leads Scripps’ enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategies, working closely with the company’s human resources leadership to bring these strategies to life and providing guidance to the company’s senior management on employment and labor practices.


Sean McLaughlin

Sean McLaughlin is VP of News at The E.W. Scripps Co. Prior to joining Scripps, he served as executive news director and creative services director at KMOV St. Louis along with news management experiences in Minneapolis, Tulsa, Okla. and Springfield, Ill.

Richard Dyer

Richard Dyer is president and GM of Tegna-owned CBS affiliate WUSA Washington. He assumed the role at his hometown station in 2017 after serving as president and GM of WLWT Cincinnati and president and GM of KETV Omaha, Neb.

Michelle Duke

Michelle Duke is president of the NAB Leadership Foundation and chief diversity officer of NAB. In the latter role, which she assumed in July, she spearheads internal efforts to further equality and inclusion at all levels of the organization and to elevate the NAB’s external role in increasing and promoting industry diversity.

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To join the webinar, please register here.

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