Articles tagged with: inclusion
94 per cent of UK journalists are white. 86 per cent have gone to university. 78 per cent of 18-34- year-olds cannot afford to live in London, away from home, to do unpaid internships and get their foot in the door.
PressPad, a social enterprise that matches young journalists with host-mentors, wants to change that. And so do we. We invited PressPad team to join Newsrewired and we give them – and you – the opportunity to work together towards greater diversity in UK newsrooms.
Since launching in May 2018, PressPad has helped match students with industry professionals to provide housing and mentorship throughout their placements in London. Its aim is to reduce the financial barrier to aspiring journalists and in turn, diversify news organisations.
Russell Contreras, reporter with The Associated Press, will be joining Newsrewired panel to bring a US perspective and fresh ideas on how to make your media organisation thrive by attracting diverse talents. He will also speak about the strategies The Associated Press has used in its newsrooms, what has worked and what has not amid changing demographics.
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 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.
We are pleased to announce that Marverine Cole, journalist, broadcaster and academic at Birmingham City University, will be joining the panel.
Marverine Cole has worked for many of Britain’s most-watched and listened to broadcasters, including Sky News, ITV Central and BBC Midlands Today.