We have tour dates!
The official launch of the View from Somewhere book and podcast will be in Durham, November 7, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Pinhook bar, featuring me, producer Ramona Martinez, and independent journalist Cynthia Greenlee.
Save these dates:
Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. reading and discussion at City Lit books with freelance journalist Charles Preston and Bettina Chang of City Bureau
Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. "Transforming Journalism Beyond Diversity" workshop with Press On and City Bureau at DePaul University downtown campus, co-facilitated by me and Mia Henry (registration required)
Nov. 13, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Public Newsroom with Producer Ramona Martinez, hosted by City Bureau at DePaul University downtown, 14 E Jackson in the LL Auditorium
Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. reading and discussion at Women and Children First with Chicago Reader publisher and former Windy City Times editor Tracy Baim
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 12 p.m. "Fake News: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity" at the 92nd St. Y. Tickets available here
Tuesday, Nov. 19 6:30 p.m. discussion on trans journalism with Meredith Talusan at Barnard, Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. RSVP here
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. at McNally’s in Williamsburg—details TBA
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. reading and discussion at The Strand with Samantha Allen. RSVP/tickets here
Los Angeles: December 5 (CalArts)
Still TBA: Ann Arbor, Detroit, Birmingham, Atlanta, Charlottesville, and your town? Email me to set it up!
Through my work with Press On, I also offer half- and full-day workshops on Strategies for Transforming Journalism with Mia Henry of Freedom Lifted—click here for more information or to request an anti-oppression workshop for your group or newsroom. My training work combines many years of experience as a facilitator in social justice organizations, a community media teacher, and a writer and editor, and I’m passionate about the intersection between popular education and media production.
If you’re interested in a talk or training, please email ravenjournalist at gmail for fees and scheduling, and be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can find out when I’m coming to your neighborhood!
In 2017, I spoke at Georgetown University, Wake Forest University, the LGBT Journalists' Convening in Orlando, Kalamazoo College, Impact Hub NYC, European Lab in Lyon France, UCLA's Hammer Museum, and the Allied Media Conference. In 2018, I co-coordinated the "Movement Journalism" track at the Allied Media Conference, and spoke at Facing Race in Detroit, the People-Powered Publishing Conference in Chicago, and SRCCON:POWER in Philadelphia.
After I was fired from my job at Marketplace for speaking out about journalistic neutrality as the wrong response to white supremacist and totalitarian trends, I did a lot of media appearances on the topic. Here are some examples of me talking:
Democracy Now: "Trans reporter Lewis Wallace: In Trump era, journalists urgently need to know what we stand for" (video)
On the Media: "Objectivity, what is it good for?" (interview with Bob Garfield)
Medium: "I was fired from my journalism job ten days into Trump" (for my own account of these events)
Additional media appearances:
Washington Post: “How one reporter’s rejection of objectivity got him fired”
Fusion: “Impartiality or diversity. Pick one.”
Daily Beast: “Lewis Wallace stood up for journalism. It cost him his job.”
Andrew Ramsammy on Medium: “If we’re going to talk about it, let’s use the right frame”
StreetVox: “Manifeste pour un journalisme engagé”
Yahoo Japan: これは戦争なのか？ 激しさ増す「トランプvs.メディア」
Audio and radio interviews:
MediaShift Podcast: “Lewis Wallace on Objectivity and Trump”
Uptown Radio at Columbia University (listen @18:25)
Jerry Quickley’s “This Is Happening” on KPFK
Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius XM
WYPR’s Midday Show: “Has The So-Called “Post Fact” Era Killed Objectivity In Journalism?” (with Laura Hazard Owen from Nieman Lab)
WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show: “The Opposition Party” (also featuring Virginia Heffernan and Matt Taibbi)
Coy Barefoot’s “Inside Charlottesville”
“Outsources” on KGNU: “Objectivity, the media and being trans in the age of Trump”
Gaytheist Manifesto: “The Hell Even Is Journalism?”
Robert Scheer Podcast/Truthdig: “Fired Marketplace Reporter Wonders: Is Objective Journalism Dead?”
Reckonings Podcast: "A journalist reckons with the truth”
If you'd like to have me come speak at your school or organization about journalism, trans issues, ethics or community-driven media production, let me know! Email ravenjournalist at gmail for fees and scheduling.