Rizwana Hamid, Director of CfMM, addressed cross departmental teams at PA Media on Monday, 9 Sept 2019.
Journalists and editors from teams including the Editorial, Video, Communications, Marketing and Digital teams attended this workshop. Those present included Editor in Chief Peter Clifton, Features Editor, News Editor Scott D’Arcy, Chief Reporter Ryan Hooper, General Reporter Joe Gammie, as well as other members of the Editorial team. Head of Communications Harriet Otoo, and Head of Digital Sales Zoe Walters were also present.
Feedback from Peter and other PA staff was that the presentation was enlightening, thought provoking, and great food for thought. Discussions around terminology, such as “Islamic” vs “Islamist,” were especially eye opening. We also discussed ensuring consistency when reporting on terrorism when it comes to ISIS-inspired perpetrators vs the extreme far right and white supremacists, and how to define “terrorism.”
We look forward to continuing this important dialogue!