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WBUR Reporter Callum Borchers To Speak At SXSW 2020

UPDATE: The City of Austin has canceled the March dates for SXSW slated for March 13th to 22nd due to concerns around coronavirus. We will update this post as and when we have more information. 


Callum Borchers will be speaking at a panel produced by The Atlantic at SXSW 2020. Borchers will be joined by Ana Marie Cox (Crooked Media), Michelle Hackman (The Wall Street Journal) and John Hendrickson (The Atlantic) on the panel about 'Working in Media with a Disability'. This session will be held at The Fairmont in Austin, TX on March 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WBUR's Callum Borchers to speak at SXSW 2020
WBUR's Callum Borchers to speak at SXSW 2020

Panel description:

How does living with a disability shape your experience as a member of the media? In this session, journalists from all corners of the industry will discuss navigating their own physical and neurological disabilities in a competitive landscape that prizes speed, sound-bites, and appearance above nearly everything else. What do you do when you're not "TV-ready?" Topics will include disclosure, how to work effectively with HR and management, disability representation, and diversity in newsrooms.

Borchers covers the Greater Boston business community for WBUR's Bostonomix. He joined WBUR in 2018 from The Washington Post, where he reported on the intersection of politics and media. He previously covered politics, business and sports at The Boston Globe and was editor of Citizen’s News in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

Find out more about how to attend the event here.

Follow Callum Borchers on Twitter here.

This article was originally published on February 19, 2020.

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