Thank you and Goodbye from Media Diversified

Sam Asumadu, Founder of Media Diversified, is sad to announce the closure of Media Diversified and reflects on six years of shaking the establishment media table. I’m just a little bit heartbroken to announce that after six years, Media Diversified is closing. The plan is to keep our archives up in perpetuity. We’ll also keep… Read More

Calling the attacks on the Mosques in New Zealand terrorist attacks isn’t enough to address structural Islamophobia | AN ALTERNATIVE LENS

Following the horrific white supremacist attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, there have been many calls for the media to label the attackers as terrorists. However as Basit Mahmood writes, this is only the start if we are to address structural Islamophobia To say that I’m devastated at the news of the mosque shootings… Read More

Is Knife Crime really a national emergency?

Is knife crime a moral panic or a social epidemic? @KojoRTE argues that instead of the current opportunistic consensus between both major parties we need a wide-ranging public discussion on the main indicators of youth violence which include household poverty, inequality and drugs policy. Knife violence is highly emotive and traumatic, whether it’s the images… Read More

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

Why “I did it to pay my bills” is never an excuse for journalists who spread hate | AN ALTERNATIVE LENS

There’s been a debate on whether it’s acceptable for young, ostensibily left wing journalists to write sensationalist hate-mongering articles for right-wing media as they rise up the career ladder, with many senior journalists showing support. However as Basit Mahmood writes, when you come from a community affected by dangerous rhetoric, it’s a different story.  … Read More

The Top Ten people we should leave in 2018

After a long year of their monumental trolling, abject bigotry and outright villainy Joseph Guthrie considers the ten people who should absolutely be cancelled for 2019. 2018: the year where everyone aged ten or twenty years in 365 days. There were an incalculable number of trending current events in 2018, ranging from the inspirational to the intensely… Read More

We Are Black Journos: we do exist!

Hannah from We Are Black Journos shares photos from their launch night and discusses their mission to connect Black Journalists and create a new community. We Are Black Journos is a platform bringing together Black British journalists and broadcasters, and creating a safe networking space where we can connect and learn from each other, and… Read More

To be a Literary Native: Lessons in diversifying the London literary scene

In a personal essay, Salma Ibrahim discusses her experiences as a woman of colour in the London Literary scene and how she created Literary Natives to break the mould. In the beginning, I wasn’t prepared for how lonely the business of writing a novel could be. I had to look inwardly for my subject matter and… Read More