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The Guardian at 200: The importance of newsroom diversity

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Join us for the third in our series of lunchtime events in partnership with The University of Manchester.

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The John Rylands Library, part of The University of Manchester, holds the entire archive of the Manchester Guardian. In this series of events to mark our bicentenary, our panels of special guests and experts will each discuss an item from the archive, its relevance to today’s news and media, and how it may influence our future.

For this livestreamed event, we will be taking a closer, more critical, look at the issues surrounding representation in newsrooms. According to the Sutton Trust, 80% of news editors attended private school, with only 11% of journalists being from working class backgrounds, and 0.2% being Black. Combined with Women in Journalism’s 2020 research into news organisations’ lack of diversity, this paints a startling portrait of who decides what is newsworthy and how it is reported.

Guardian deputy Opinion editor Joseph Harker will chair a panel, including professor of sociology at UoM and former Guardian editor-at-large Gary Younge, to peel back the statistics and ask: with decision-makers in the media being predominantly white, male and privately educated, how can we be certain that the news we’re consuming is the whole story, rather than a carefully constructed narrative that perpetuates long-standing myths? More speakers to be announced.

We are celebrating The Guardian’s 200th birthday with a digital festival featuring today’s leading thinkers, activists, artists and politicians. Join our specially curated programme of online conversations from wherever you are in the world. See the full lineup here and sign up to our newsletter for more announcements.

All tickets include the opportunity to watch the event on demand at a later time. A link to the recording will be sent to all ticket holders 24 hours after the event.

Running time: 60 minutes

This event will be hosted on a third-party live streaming platform and will be streamed globally.

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