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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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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 […]

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN DEBUNK THE NEWS

By Lidija Pisker For nine months, NewsMavens’ fact-checking squad fought false news and biased reporting against women in Europe. The project is over but the battle is far from the end. Women with an index finger longer than their ring finger are “cheaters,” according to several Ukrainian online media sites. Feminists are women “who nobody […]

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Here’s a sneak preview of the contents of Unbias the News! For more information about the journalists listed here, check out the Authors page. Table of Contents Foreword Tabea Grzeszyk Watch Your Language: Why Is Multinational Coverage So Monolingual?Tanya Pampalone Big Name Isn’t Always Big NewsKolawole Talabi If It Weren’t for the Newsroom PredatorsAnuradha Sharma […]