In recent years there has been a profound shift in mainstream media’s coverage of LGBTQ issues -- what was once marginal is a vital part of campaign coverage. Journalists at BuzzFeed, Mic, and Fusion discuss their approach to writing and reporting LGBTQ issues; how they work with their team on reporting and finding stories; and how this election year has been watershed for the LGBTQ community. RSVP
LAURA FEINSTEIN, HEAD OF SOCIAL STORIES, FUSION
Laura Feinstein is the Head of Social Stories at Fusion, a Univision venture. She is currently working on editorial projects for Fusion's Sex & Life section, which will be launching an exciting new project this fall. She was also formerly the East Coast editor at GOOD Magazine, Editor in Chief at The Creators Project, Contributing Editor at PSFK.com, and has contributed to such diverse publications as The Guardian, T/The New York Times Style Magazine, VICE, Paper Magazine, Dwell, Travel + Leisure, Refinery29, BOMB Magazine, Pitchfork/Nothing Major and Details.com (among others).
SHANNON KEATING, LGBT EDITOR, BUZZFEED NEWS
Shannon Keating is a writer and editor. Her work has appeared on BuzzFeed, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch, Salon, The Rumpus, and The Hairpin, among others.
MATHEW RODRIGUEZ, STAFF WRITER, MIC
Mathew Rodriguez is a staff writer at Mic, where he covers the LGBT and Latino communities and issues related to HIV. He is also a student at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism and a contributing editor at Modern Loss, a site that helps people talk about life after loss. His work has appeared in Slate, the Advocate and POZ.
JESSICA MORRIS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & PARTNER, FLEISHMANHILLARD
Jessica Morris is a natural born campaigner. She is Senior Vice President and Partner at FleishmanHillard. She has created and deployed communications strategies to change attitudes and behaviors on race, gender and disability issues, working for government departments, corporations and non profits. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or find more of her work on her blog.