News4JAX receives ‘Safe Newsroom’ designation from PFLAG for LGBTQ+ community

News4JAX is the only newsroom in Northeast Florida to make the list

WJXT Channel 4 logo on night downtown skyline (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.PFLAG, the United States’ first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+), designated WJXT-4 News4JAX with the honor of the “Safe Newsroom” title.

The designation highlights how News4JAX has created an environment that provides safety, equality, and security for employees and those working with staff members at News4JAX.

Our Jacksonville station is the only newsroom in Northeast Florida with this distinction.

News4JAX will be placed on the organization’s list of “Safe Newsrooms” for the LGBTQ+ community.

Local PFLAG Chapter President Cindy Hill-Nobles had this to say about the station’s coverage and willingness to learn:

“We have always walked away from our interviews with WJXT feeling we were represented honestly and fairly, and we thank you all for that,” Hill-Nobles said.

News4JAX continues to strive to make our newsroom an accepting and safe environment for those we employ and for the communities who trust us to share their stories and keep them informed on the issues that matter most.


About the Authors:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.