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

Editor’s Letter – a new era for Media Diversified

Editor in Chief Marcus Daniel reflects on a new era for Media Diversified Media Diversified was established in 2013 to help change the conversation in the media and foreground the voices of writers of colour. Since then we’ve made a considerable impact for a small non-profit organisation. We were cited in The Guardian for campaigning… 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

Media Diversified: Sam and Marcus in conversation

Marcus Daniel has joined Media Diversified as Editor in Chief. Founder and chairperson of Media Diversified. He talked to Samantha Asumadu about Media Diversified’s impact and its future. This is a transcript of the conversation: Marcus: Hello and welcome to Media Diversified. We’re in central London today and this is Sam, founder and chairperson of… Read More