Date: 28 July 2020, 4 PM BST
As the #BlackLivesMatter movement forces a reckoning on structural racism around the world, the journalism industry is forced to look at its own diversity problems. While many newsrooms are fixated on filling diversity quotas, journalists of color have been raising their voices to say that it is more than just a numbers game—it is about how you’re treated in the newsroom, what you bring to the table, and whether or not you get to tell the stories that you want to tell. On this truly global webinar, journalists and media decision-makers from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia will come together to discuss what a diverse newsroom means in each of these contexts, how to use this historical moment to push for more diversity in our industry, and how diversity makes for better, more representative and accurate journalism.
Panel led by Media Diversity Institute Communications Manager Anna Lekas Miller with Tory Parrish, Regional Director of the National Association of Black Journalists in the US, Frans Jennekins, NTR Head of Diversity in the Netherlands, Shubhranshu Choudhary, CGNet Swara Founder in India, and Syrian Journalist Zaina Erhaim, Communications Manager at IWPR. This webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Center for Journalism.