Breaking Boundaries for Media Equality – Bay Area

LOCATION: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 16, 2023

This in-person workshop is free and open to all journalists.


09:00 am Continental breakfast and registration
09:30 am–10:45 am

Fact-checking isn't just for fact-checkers

PolitiFact has been fact-checking politicians and online misinformation for more than 15 years. Learn the secrets of the job (the good and the bad) and how fact-checking journalism can improve your reporting, hold the powerful to account and build trust with your audience.

Maria Ramirez UribeImmigration Reporter, PolitiFact
10:45 am–11:00 am


11:00 am–12:30 pm

How to Craft Compelling Business Stories

For many writers, the most daunting part of working on a business story is actually writing it. This hour-long session will go over the most crucial steps to keep in mind when crafting a compelling story that will keep readers interested, share crucial information, and not get bogged down in the numbers and lingo one associates with business stories.

Rosalie Chan, Senior Editor, Business Insider
12:30 pm–01:30 pm

Lunch, & Network



Maria Ramirez Uribe
Immigration Reporter, PolitiFact

Maria Ramirez Uribe is an immigration reporter at PolitiFact. Previously she served as a Report for America corps member, working as a race and equity reporter in Charlotte, North Carolina, for WFAE, an NPR member station, and La Noticia, the state’s biggest Spanish-language paper. Before this, Maria worked as a freelance researcher for CNN’s international desk. She graduated from North Carolina’s Elon University with a double major in journalism and strategic communications and a double minor in international relations and peace and conflict studies.

Rosalie Chan
Senior Editor, Business Insider

Rosalie Chan is a senior editor for Business Insider's big tech team, which covers the biggest tech companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and more. Previously, she covered cloud computing and enterprise tech, where she reported on companies like Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Intel, Alibaba Cloud, Atlassian, GitHub, VMware, and more. She has written extensively on topics including cloud computing, developer companies, and open source. She received the Excellence in Business / Consumer / Tech Reporting award from the Asian American Journalists Association for her investigation into the coding bootcamp Holberton School.

Rosalie joined Business Insider after working as a software engineer and freelance journalist. She studied journalism, computer science, and technology and business law at Northwestern University. Her work has previously appeared in TIME, the Huffington Post, VICE, Pacific Standard, Inverse, Chicago magazine, the Chicago Reporter, and more. She's currently based in San Francisco.

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