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Saturday, May 18 • 14:45 - 16:00
Analysing diversity in the newsroom

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We have a lack of diversity in newsrooms leading to a lack of diversity in reporting. We are even lacking reliable data on diversity. One reason is that newsrooms do not track the ethnic background of their employees. Here we want to discuss why newsroom diversity is beneficial for journalism and ways to measure and strengthen it. In Germany there is an ongoing pilot project to collect data on newsroom diversity in Germany. We will look at similar journalistic and scientific projects in Europe and elsewhere. The session aims to enable an exchange of experience on newsroom diversity in Europe and discuss possible projects and collaborations on the topic.

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Hristio Boytchev

Investigative health and science journalist, Follow the Grant
Hristio Boytchev is a German investigative health and science journalist. He has worked as reporter for the non-profit newsroom Correctiv and as a freelance medical and science journalist for "Stern", "Der Spiegel" and "Nature". Hristio has masters degrees in biology from the TU Dresden... Read More →
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Urban Larssen

lecturer, Södertörn university
Lecturer in journalism, former journalist, PhD in media anthropology on a study of journalism in post-1989 Romania and its connection to a global media development discourse. Current research interests: cross-border collaborative journalism, fake news and fact-checking, diversity... Read More →
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Tabea Grzeszyk

Journalist and Founder, Hostwriter
Tabea Grzeszyk is a freelance journalist (German National Radio) and co-founder & CEO of Hostwriter.org, an open-source network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. The platform connects more than 5,400 colleagues from 150+ countries for mutual support and... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 14:45 - 16:00 BST