To understand the barriers for journalists with disabilities who want to enter newsrooms, as well as the treatment of persons with disabilities in the media, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) spoke with media professionals in Latin America about their experience working in newsrooms and their advice for giving stories a human rights approach.
In addition to Folha, Nexo Jornal also launched an exclusive training program for Black people in 2021. These initiatives seek to break down some of the barriers that hinder the entry and permanence of Black journalists in Brazilian newsrooms, also leading to debates about racism and whiteness within organizations.
The mission of the Network of Journalists for Diversity in Communication is to increase the representation of Black journalists in Brazilian media. Formed in 2018, initially through a group on WhatsApp to share job opportunities among Black journalists, the network has evolved to establish partnerships with human resources companies and international organizations and now has more than 200 journalists.
Black Adnet is a network of 26 independent digital media outlets spread across Brazil, with a total audience of 2.5 million unique users per month, that aims to connect major brands with collectives and media outlets
Journalism can be a key factor in eradicating deeply rooted problems in Latin America such as discrimination, racism, violence and polarization, but for this, journalists need to incorporate a perspective of diversity and inclusion, both in their narratives and in their newsrooms.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas published the ebook “Diversity in Latin American Journalism,” which features reflections from 16 journalists from seven countries on how to make newsrooms and news coverage more inclusive.
The pioneering e-book “Diversity in Latin American Journalism” will be launched during the annual conference of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Red Tejiendo Historias, or The Story Weaving Network, is geared at connecting non-Indigenous journalists, Indigenous journalists, and Indigenous communities to build a more robust conversation about coverage of peoples native to the American continent.
Cover disability from the solutions. That was the theme of the last session of the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism that took place from March 26 to 27 completely online. The conference was organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas with support from Google News Initiative.
Panel on racial and ethnic diversity in journalism discussed topics such as representation and coverage of racial issues in Latin America.