New report calls for more diversity in talents in journalism

 Download the report  The future of journalism depends on the diversity of talents in the industry, says a new report published by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) entitled “Newsrooms that care: how diversity and inclusion will define the future of journalism”. Authored by Alexandra Borchardt, a former journalist and senior research associate at the Reuters Institute, the 10-page paper presents some good practice examples and recommendations for achieving greater diversity and equality in newsrooms in the light of the ongoing digital transformation. “Media organisations and managers should be aware of the fact that making newsrooms more diverse and inclusive…

Final conference “How can gender equality and diversity promote trust in the media?”

On 14 and 15 March 2022, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is holding the final conference to wrap up the two-year project “Trust and Quality in journalism”: How can gender equality and diversity promote trust in the media? The two-day conference will focus on diversity and gender equality in the media while summarising key conclusions from the previous webinars. The final conference will be organised in partnership with the Andalusian Journalists Union (SPA) and the Federation of Journalists Unions (FeSP) and funded by the European Commission. Registration You can join the conference online via this link. Speakers For more…

Speakers’ biographies: “How can gender equality and diversity promote trust in the media?”

On 14 and 15 March 2022, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is holding the conference “How can gender equality and diversity promote trust in the media?“ Distinguished speakers will meet in Málaga to discuss the impact that diversity and equality have on shaping public perception and trust in the media. Below, are the short bios and photos of the panelists. The final conference will wrap up the two-year project “Trust and Quality in journalism”. It is organised in partnership with the Andalusian Journalists Union (SPA) and the Federation of Journalists Unions (FeSP) and funded by the European Commission. Day 1 speakers Introduction:  Marta Barcenilla Escaño is…

World Decent Work Day: Better conditions for journalists working from home

On the occasion of the World Decent Work Day on 7 October, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has launched a report “Journalists working from home? a labour rights perspective for a hybrid future“ authored by Marc Gruber, showing the impact of the pandemic on the working conditions of journalists and the trend of the hybrid working model is becoming the norm. The report shows that while the working from home policies implemented by media companies are far from perfect, most journalists would still want to work from home but in a hybrid working model which allows them to work…

Takeaways of Day 2: “Trust in media webinar: Photojournalism in the digital age”

On 25 and 26 October, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) hosted a two-day webinar session called “Trust in the Media: Photojournalism in the Digital Age”, the last in the series of five as part of the “Trust and Quality in Journalism” project, in partnership with the European Commission. For the day 1 takeaways, click here. Day 2 of the webinar was hosted by Yuklan Wong and Oddrun Midtbø. The four panelists were Markus Pentikäinen, photojournalist from Helsinki, Finland, Sitara Thalia Ambrosio, photographer and visual storyteller based in Germany, Boris Pejovic, photojournalist and board member of TUMM, Montenegro, and Michael Trammer, (photo-)journalist based in Berlin,…

Takeaways of Day 1: “Trust in media webinar: Photojournalism in the digital age”

On 25 and 26 October, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) hosted a two-day webinar session on “Trust in the Media: Photojournalism in the Digital Age”, the last in a series of five as part of the “Trust and Quality in Journalism” project, in partnership with the European Commission. Day 1 of the webinar was moderated by Yuk Lan Wong with two experts, Lars Boering, director of the European Journalism Center (EJC) and Anna Gordon, freelance photographer in the UK. The session was kicked off by the national partner, Radomir Kračković, Vice-President of the Trade Union of Media of Montenegro (TUMM).…

Trust in Media Telework Webinar: Challenges, opportunities and the way forward

On 22 and 23 September, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) hosted a two-day webinar on “Trust in media: Telework during and after the Covid-19 pandemic”. Distinguished speakers explored the challenges, opportunities and future of work in the journalism sector. In particular, the practice of hybrid working will be the trend. Media employers and journalists’ organisations play an important role to help journalists transit smoothly to the new working environment while guaranteeing decent and fair working conditions for all. The webinars were part of a cooperation between the Trust and quality in journalism project, co-funded by the European Commission (DG…

Online seminar “Trust in media: Photojournalism in the digital age”

The “Photojournalism in the Digital Age” webinar – the last in the series of five as part of the “Trust and Quality in Journalism” project – will be held online on the 25th and 26th of October 2021. The webinar will discuss the role of photojournalists in the digital age and the challenges they face at work. The second day’s panel will explore how risks to health and safety can be mitigated. Registration Registrations are open! To register for day 1, 25 October, from 1 PM – 3.15 PM, click here. For day 2, 26 October, from 1 PM –…

Webinar “Trust in media: Telework during and after the Covid-19 pandemic”

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is hosting a series of webinars on teleworking and hybrid working during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. This new way of working has brought new challenges to journalists and media organisations, such as issues regarding the separation of work and private life at home in connection to mental health and the right to disconnect. As it has become clear that this “new normal” will last beyond the current health crisis, the webinars will discuss the challenges and address how journalists organisations and media employers should adapt. The webinars received financial support from UNESCO and the European…