Unbias the News
Why diversity matters for journalism
Hostwriter is an open network that helps colleagues to easily collaborate across borders. With more than 4,400 members in 140+ countries, we see first-hand the value of diversity in the field of journalism. However, the modern face of journalism does not reflect this. 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. We want to call attention to the barriers preventing journalism from holding a mirror up to and truly reflecting society. We believe a book on the subject is a good first step toward defining and spreading awareness of unconscious bias and lack of diversity in today’s journalism.