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WHY DIVERSITY MATTERS FOR JOURNALISM.

Unbias the News is a a field guide to unbiasing the newsroom and a launchpad for a new kind of journalism that looks more like the society it serves.

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UNBIAS THE NEWS

In journalism, white, male, Western voices still dominate and are often privileged over others, which means that we are not getting the whole story, or the most accurate one. At Hostwriter, we asked journalists to tell us about the barriers they face in their field and potential ways to fix them. We received stories from colleagues around the globe.

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AUTHORS & EDITORS

Our colleagues around the globe – from Brazil to Zimbabwe, Tajikistan to the Philippines, and China to the U.S. – contributed stories that are surprising, funny and sometimes infuriating, directly addressing the challenges to making journalism more diverse.

  • Asma Abidi
  • Wafaa Albadry
  • Brigitte Alfter
  • Mohammad Bassiki
  • Daniel Bates
  • Margherita Bettoni
  • Priyanka Borpujari
  • Irene Caselli
  • Michaela Cavanagh
  • Amber D. Dodd
  • Piotr Drabik
  • Christina Elmer
  • Emran Feroz
  • Atokhon Ganiev
  • Bernadette Geyer
  • Tabea Grzeszyk
  • Henrique Kugler
  • Tina Lee
  • Chinula Mandla
  • Olalla Tuñas Martínez
  • Michelle Soto Méndez
  • Esther Nakkazi
  • Charles Nisz
  • Silvia Nortes
  • Marielba Núñez
  • Priscila Pacheco
  • Tanya Pampalone
  • Jelena Prtorić
  • Riana Raymonde Randrianarisoa
  • Purple Romero
  • Ahmad Sabri
  • Mónica Baró Sánchez
  • Lakshmi Sarah
  • Anuradha Sharma
  • Ali Shehab
  • Hannah Spyksma
  • Qian Sun
  • Parfait Tabapsi
  • Kolawole Talabi
  • Bex vanKoot
  • Laura Vargas-Parada
  • Shona Yang

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BEING A DISABLED JOURNALIST IS LONELY: LET’S CHANGE THAT TOGETHER

Image caption: Isabelle Ulfsdotter and Áine Kelly-Costello presenting at Gothenburg University. Photo/Patrick Jowett By Áine Kelly-Costello One night in Hamburg As I clambered up the wobbly boat stairs, across a connecting bridge and down similar, steep steps, a blurry montage of words followed me: hierarchy, subaltern, inclusion, power, “leave no one behind”… *** My friend […]

Unbias the News Meet-up at be’kesh

Last week in Berlin, Unbias the News authors Wafaa Albadry, Qian Sun and Asma Abidi read from their chapters of the book and had an intimate conversation about diversity in the German media. The event took place at be’kesh, Berlin’s first “anti-café,” a warmly decorated event and co-working space in Wedding that hosts cultural, social […]