27th March 2023
By Wendy Collinson

“Structural racism in UK newsrooms” – watch the launch event and panel discussion

In February 2021, the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) was awarded funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, through its Power and Accountability Programme, to fund a project to identify and begin to address structural racism in UK journalism. The resulting policy report is published tomorrow, 28th March 2023, and provides an overview of the challenges that Black journalists are facing in the British news media.

The Ethical Journalism Network’s new report, “Structural racism in UK newsrooms”, will be launched tonight with a panel discussion hosted by the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity and the Film and TV Charity. Chaired by Marcus Ryder, the panelists will include Keme Nzerem (News anchor/presenter at Channel 4 News and EJN trustee), Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (Managing Editor, Skin Deep), Rozina Breen (CEO of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism) and Dr Aida Al-Kaisy (author of the report).

Watch the live-stream here from 6.30 pm BST. The report will be available from 00:00 on Tuesday 28th March 2023. Read the Press Release.