#16Pledges: Research and solutions to make diversity and equality in the media a reality

Day 7 of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

 

#16Pledges: IAWRT members around the world share their efforts and vision how they can contribute to eliminating violence against women

 

 

Media researcher Dr. Greta Gober: I pledge to continue my research and educational work to make diversity and equality in the media a reality. 

 

Diversity amongst journalists has never been more urgently in need of attention. As anti-feminist and anti-minority positions are in ascendance across the world, including in liberal democracies, diversity among journalists remains one of top challenges faced by the news industry.

 

In 2021, I pledge to develop an educational project to dismantle race and gender inequalities in journalism education. I also pledge to create a podcast and a series of webinars about diversity management as innovation in journalism. 

 

 

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Greta Gober, media researcher from Poland based in Sweden, served a term as IAWRT board member at large and is the newly-elected vice president. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Media Studies, Stockholm University and the head of IAWRT's Gender Mainstreaming Committee.