In February 2021, the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) was awarded funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, through their Power and Accountability programme, to fund a project to identify and begin to address structural racism in UK journalism. The resulting policy report, published in March 2023, provides an overview of the challenges that Black journalists are facing in the British news media. Read and download the report below.


The Ethical Journalism Network would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support with this research:

City University and the Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM) for their support on the content analysis piece of the report. The International Centre For Journalism (ICFJ) for their help with the secure and effective transcription of interviews.

The two peer reviewers, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Dr Omega Douglas, for their important and integral feedback on various drafts of the report.

Finally, we would like to thank all of the journalists who contributed to the report, speaking openly and honestly about their experiences of working in the news media industry.


Author: Dr Aida Al-Kaisy | Publication design: Mary Schrider | Cover image © RyanJLane/iStock



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