New organizations play a key role in social justice. Without coverage, many fights for equality would not be known at a large scale. Yet, journalists can also perpetuate stereotypes and prejudice when work is not done to carefully overcome implicit bias. This video discusses some of the ways news organizations have got it right – and wrong – when it comes to diversity and inclusion. It’s up to the next wave of journalists to make sure the industry truly gives a voice to the voiceless.
Bio: Emily Barske is the associate editor of the Des Moines Business Record, a business journal serving Central Iowa and the state. Previously, she was the editor of the Marshalltown Times-Republican and also a two-time editor-in-chief of the Iowa State Daily. She is passionate about the news media’s role in community engagement and social justice.