diversity

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Why Forbes bought UK business publication The Memo as part of its European expansion

The acquisition has seen The Memo’s back catalogue of content transferred to Forbes.com, thus making it accessible to 80 million readers worldwide. As the title ceased to exist, its team of 80 has joined Forbes, which allowed the business publisher to expand its network of contributors across the continent to more than 200.

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Newsrewired sneak peek podcast: diversity, artificial intelligence, and future-proofing journalism

Our Newsrewired digital journalism conference is fast approaching and we are excited about the speaker lineup and the topics we have in store.

To offer you a taster of what is coming on 27 November, we caught up with four of our panellists on this week’s Journalism.co.uk podcast.

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Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief at The Overtake on diversity, business growth and investigative journalism for millennials

At Newsrewired this coming November, we will hear from four newsrooms that are hiring diverse talent because there are genuinely good business reasons to do so, like bolstering your reporting and being trusted by the public.

One of those practising this idea is Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief, The Overtake, an investigative journalism website for millennials and Gen-Zers run by a team of reporters based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

In the first two years of running the publication, Vinter has built a part-time team of nine from scratch and created a platform which aspires to be “the opposite of the straight, white, middle-aged, middle-class mainstream media”.

Vinter spoke to Journalism.co.uk about The Overtake, the advantages of forming a diverse newsroom and what delegates can expect from hearing her speak at Newsrewired.

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“Diversity is not about political correctness. It’s about quality journalism”

Lack of diversity in the newsroom, biased reporting and dipping trust in the media have all been hot topics for the past few months.

But how can we ‘unbias’ the news? In a Journalism.co.uk podcast, Tabea Grzeszyk, CEO and co-founder of the collaborative network for journalists Hostwriter, tries to answer that question in a new book called Unbias the News: Why diversity matters for journalism.

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