The virtual session discussed how to approach reporting around disability and people with disabilities in a culturally appropriate way
Talking points included confronting alienating stereotypes journalists might have surrounding disability, how to use language in the most appropriate way and how context matters in what language should be used.
The audience also heard from disabled people and disabled journalists about the effects of news reports on them, as well as how media stereotypes affected how they can be perceived by others.
The session was led by broadcaster Genelle Aldred, deputy chair of Women in Journalism and author of Communicate for Change: Creating Justice in a World of Bias.
She was joined by Rachel Charlton-Dailey, founder and editor-in-chief of The Unwritten, an independent publication that allows disabled people to tell their own authentic stories. She is also a freelance journalist specialising in health and disability and the current recipient of the Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation.
Watch the session back on demand here.