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New speaker joins panel on diversity in the newsroom

| June 4, 2019 – 11:44 am | 262 views
Copy of Memberships in news organisations – lessons from the Guardian

We are pleased to announce that a new speaker will be joining Marverine Cole on the panel that will be discussing the best practices to build a diversified and sustainable newsroom.

Robyn Vinter grew up in Leeds and graduated top of her class at Leeds Beckett University almost a decade ago. She is, in her words, “one of those elusive working-class journalists” and does everything she can to support those who come from less well-represented backgrounds.

Robyn launched The Overtake, an investigative news website for millennials based in Leeds, in October 2017. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Georgina Henry Award at the Press Awards and this year was nominated for the Paul Foot Award for her investigation into racist London nightclubs.

Before The Overtake, she wrote for publications including the i paper, The Guardian, BuzzFeed and the New Statesman.