Diversity, Media & Narrative Power

Diversity, Media & Narrative Power

December 6, 2023, 15.00 – 17.00


The booking deadline for this event has passed. If you would like to attend, please email info@engender.org.uk.

Are you studying or building your career in journalism, creative writing or media in Scotland?

Want to shape the future of media and culture in Scotland? 

Join us for this eye-opening webinar exploring how diversity in media can transform societal attitudes. Gain insights from leading experts on the powerful role media plays in influencing societal attitudes, why representation matters, and how to drive change.

Hear from our guest speakers on:

Professor Karen Boyle (Strathclyde University): The role of media monitoring and latest research on how gender, race, and other biases skew news, broadcasting, and publishing.

Talat Yaqoob (Pass the Mic): Who is an expert? Who don’t we hear from? How (and when) are women of colour represented in our news media?

Jo Zawadzka (Zero Tolerance): How to write about Violence Against Women; how reporting guidelines can help shape public attitudes.

Doni Aldine (Culturs Magazine and Global Multicultural Network): What is 21st Century cultural diversity and why does it matter to you?

By attending, you will:

  • Understand the impacts of limited diversity on our media and culture.
  • Learn how harmful stereotypes become embedded through narratives.
  • Discover positive solutions you can champion as future writers, journalists and media professionals.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to delve into these critical issues and equip yourself with tools to tell more diverse stories. Expand your thinking on topics like prevention of gender-based violence, centring unheard voices, and dismantling inequality through ethical journalism and creativity.

Reserve your spot now for this empowering webinar hosted by the Association of Journalism Education and the Equal Media and Culture Centre for Scotland at Engender, supported by the International Magazine Centre. Be part of inspiring change.

How to attend

This event will be held via Zoom in 'webinar' format, so participant cameras will not be turned on. You will be able to ask questions of our speakers using the Q&A function during the event. Live transcription will be provided, and please contact Engender if you have any other access requirements or we can do anything else to make it easier for you to attend.

This event is open to all and free to attend, but advance booking is required. All attendees will be sent a zoom link before the event, please check your junk folder if it doesn't arrive!

The booking deadline for this event has passed. If you would like to attend, please email info@engender.org.uk.

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