The Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism just marked its 25th year of training newsroom leaders to be more ethical, empathetic and inclusive in their management. Joan Barrett, president and GM of WCNC Charlotte, N.C., and Anzio Williams, SVP of diversity, equity and inclusion at NBCUniversal Local, both Kneeland board members, explain its unique value. A full transcript of the conversation is included.
More than 40 news leaders took part in an unusual Zoom meeting this week organized by The Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism, a nonprofit organization that provides continuing education for TV and digital news managers. Amidst the extraordinary pressures on their newsrooms, the executives took an hour to compare problems, share solutions, and find solidarity in a common cause: serving their communities in a pandemic.