Tips for navigating uncertain gender identity during breaking news


The Trans Journalists Association won’t tell you whether someone is (or isn’t) trans. Here's why identifying gender during breaking news is more complicated than you think. 

Some reporters on a deadline to cover big breaking news this year have found themselves wondering, “Is the person I’m reporting on trans?” 

They probably didn’t teach you how to answer that in J-school. But it’s not always that complicated.

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