The EBS journalist Nafkot Tigistu’s child’s birthday show. As more traditional newsrooms throughout the world recognize the importance of portraying the culture they cover, a growing number of journalists are choosing to go freelance.
However, the independent media landscape is now lacking in diversity, with a largely male-dominated landscape. What holds women back from launching a successful career as a solo publisher? And why is it vital in this dynamic, experimental atmosphere to have a varied spectrum of voices? On March 18, we’re hosting a free Journalism.co.uk Media Trends Webinar that will look at this issue.
Platforms like Substack, Patreon, and other new venues drew more journalists during the pandemic, emphasizing the lack of diversity in the independent publishing sector. As a result, the purpose of journalism is to provide people with the information they need to make the best decisions possible in their lives, communities, societies, and governments.