«Class of 2018

Jennifer Dargan

Ideas Network assistant director, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, Wisconsin

Question: How might we support and encourage journalists to examine and address their unconscious bias?

Jennifer used her time at Stanford to deepen her knowledge in journalism, equity, leadership, organizational behavior, and the history of race and whiteness in the U.S. She interviewed a diverse group journalist from startups to legacy organizations about the culture of their newsrooms. She presented a case study on talking about race on public radio and is developing a tool to help white journalists be better colleagues to journalist of color. While on the fellowship, Jennifer traveled to San Jose twice a week to play roller derby with the Silicon Valley Roller Girls.

Posts by Jennifer

What can we learn from talking about race on public radio?

What I heard in seven interviews with Ijeoma Oluo (9 minute read)

So you want to talk about race on public radio

What happened when Ijeoma Oluo was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio (7 minute read)

Let’s examine, own, and apologize for our racist coverage

A call to action for public radio (4 minute read)

Read @jenniferdargan on Medium.

About Jennifer

Jennifer Dargan’s curiosity and passion for storytelling led her to Wisconsin Public Radio, first as a superfan, then as an employee. As the Ideas Network assistant director, she is responsible for programming and scheduling, and for ensuring editorial diversity and quality. She has also led the web team and managed on-air fundraising efforts. Previously, she worked in information technology for the Wisconsin State Legislature and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. As a proud Canadian, Dargan is required to love winter sports. She also is passionate about roller derby, listening to public radio, and seeing the world through the eyes of her two children.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.