New Ways Reporting HIV & AIDS Today will commence March 5th at Emory University Robert W. Woodruff Library Atlanta, Georgia.
As an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues that provides development to its members. New Ways further contributes to NLGJA mission by providing training and resources not otherwise available.
The NLJGA Georgia chapter is at the heart of New Ways Atlanta, their contribution has been vigorous. Many of the Georgia chapter members are participating as panelists and attendees. April Hunt, member of the Georgia Chapter is a panelist for “the Story Behind the Story – Investigative Strategies.” Along with Craig Schneider from the Atlanta Constitution-Journal as The Hot News Team Reporter and Ben Swann a CBS46 anchor of the early, evening and late newscasts.
The information gained from New Ways will equip journalist to cover HIV & AIDS issues and in turn can better serve their audiences, especially, within the Atlanta, Georgia demographic. According to The Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia was ranked fifth highest in the nation for total number of adults and adolescents living with HIV infection in 2013.
New Ways Atlanta is the first of a series of events to follow. In June, NLGJA will host New Ways Los Angeles. The NLGJA National Convention in September will kickoff with New Ways Miami. And the early fall will see New Ways in DC.