Journalist Maximilian Ellebrecht reviewed Unbias the News for outlet dis:orient, calling it a “world trip to the blind spots of journalism.”
The world trip to the blind spots of global journalism is enlightening. Not only that, it’s fun too. This is certainly due to the witty illustrations of the artist Moshtari Hilal, whose writing also appear regularly in the dis:orient column Des: orientierungen. But even more so it is the variety of topics, perspectives, and geographic contexts that make this anthology so refreshing. “Unbias The News” is as diverse as the world in which we live.
…“Unbias the News” conveys a positive spirit of optimism . The potential is there, talent is not lacking. What are we waiting for?
Tina Lee interviewed for UK’s Media Voices Podcast about Unbias the News.
Editor-in-chief Tina Lee was interviewed by Esther Kezia Thorpe of the Media Voices Podcast to discuss Unbias the News and how the Hostwriter team countered its own biases in putting the book together with authors and regional editors from around the world. She also discussed how to avoid centering white men in discussions of diversity and discrimination.
Tabea Grzeszyk interviewed about Unbias the News for German national radio.
Hostwriter CEO had a live interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur to discuss Unbias the News with journalist Axel Rahmlow.
“White men aren’t bad journalists per se. But they are not representative of this society. They have their own prejudices and assumptions that influence their view,” says Grzeszyk.
“We want to get diversity out of the inclusion and integration corner. It’s not about doing minorities a favor,” says Grzeszyk. Journalism needs a variety of perspectives in order to deliver good quality.
“All white men should read this book”: Unbias the News reviewed in German daily taz
Journalist Ebru Tasdemir reviewed Unbias the News for the Berlin-based daily newspaper taz, calling it “refreshing” and “entertaining.”
At the beginning of the year, Hostwriter called on journalists from all over the world to contribute texts to the publication. The result is a fabulously illustrated book, thanks to the artist Moshtari Hilal, and a kaleidoscope of journalistic voices from 31 authors from Egypt to Madagascar to Tajikistan.
“Diversity is not about political correctness. It’s about quality journalism”
Hostwriter Co-Founder Tabea Grzeszyk was interviewed for the Journalism.co.uk podcast, Journalism News. They wrote:
We spoke to Grzeszyk about what it takes to introduce diversity in the newsroom, what are the consequences of not including more voices in our reporting, and how collaboration can help us uncover stories we would otherwise have missed.
“Diversity is not about doing minorities a favour,” she said. “We need them to produce quality journalism.”