Majority white newsrooms are still treating BAME journalists as subordinate, second-rate assets   

There’s been much debate around the lack of diversity in journalism and how to resolve the issue. However as Lucrece Grehoua writes, what’s not so much part of the discussion is what happens to BAME journalists once they enter majority white organisations The world of journalism remains a shocking 94 per cent white according to a… Read More

Hair, Platforms and Politics

I write to speak my truth by Huma Munshi Who am I to demand, to desire, to dream? Who am I to think, to create, to break? Who am I to lie naked, to arch my back? Who am I to breathe, to live? Who am I? Who am I?[1] Shonda Rhimes, creator of TV… Read More

Media agenda; race and child abuse

This Week in Islamophobia by Yasin Bangee TW; this piece will discuss the media reporting of the North Yorkshire child abuse story, with a comparison of the well publicised Oxford grooming case. Google “North Yorkshire Child Abuse” and the entry of relevance appears 5th in the results. Google “Oxford Grooming” and the predictive searches practically… Read More

When Minorities Make The Front Page

This Week in Islamophobia by Yasin Bangee Two media items from the last week caught my eye and had me thinking of a brilliant @WritersofColour campaign #AllWhiteFrontPages to showcase the ubiquity of “white news”. Whilst it’s clear to all that white news is front page news (and prominent on visual and online media), under what… Read More

Race + Journalism

New Data Shows Lack of Diversity in American and British Newspapers by Arturo R. García @Racialicious Last week saw two developments underscoring the lack of advancement for journalists of color in the print world — and on two continents, even. In the U.S., as The Atlantic reported, the American Society of News Editors’ (ASNE) latest… Read More

#AllWhiteFrontPages

Guest post by Dan Davies So a while ago on Twitter, I saw this storify by @honestlyAbroad, talking about ethnic minority representation in the British media, in the context of this article by Joseph Harker in the British Journalism Review. As I am a notorious stats pedant and practically compulsive mansplainer, my initial reaction was… Read More

Media Racism #AllWhiteFrontPages

The New Statesman’s Exclusive report: Are the media racist? To coincide with a special report on race in the British media the New Statesman magazine compiled (sadly, not so) shocking statistics which showed ethnic minorities are still largely absent from opinion pages, senior executive roles and staff jobs in the media. For context: figures published… Read More

Media Diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages

A tale of everyday lack of diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages by Samantha Asumadu After reading an article entitled: The ‘Evening Standard’ Of Whiteness in The Voice newspaper an ever present feeling of unease began to take a solid form: rage. Rodney Sealy had done a simple analysis of pictures in one edition of The Evening Standard, after… Read More