James Alexander Michie: Concerns about diversity journalism | Vancouver Sun

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Douglas Todd: The trouble with diversity journalism | James Alexander Michie

Author: James Alexander Michie

Douglas Todd has covered topics about ethnic, religious, sexual orientation and other areas of diversity for much of his journalistic career, he has been somewhat curious about different people their way of thinking and how they see the world and its diverse and rich cultures, in order to inform in a balanced, fair and respectful way in search of the journalistic objective better known as reality.

Diversity journalism has been transformed to such a point that it could be considered as a new level of journalism, but with it there have also emerged groups of people who make their living telling others how they should bring difference and social exclusion, for an On the other hand, it is a good thing, but on the other hand it could be said that there is a strong ideological element. Currently, the diversity industry has a large space, in fact, journalism, many students who participate in conferences such as the International Association of Religion Journalists in Indonesia attend diversity journalism courses, meaning that there is a high demand in the same.

Many articles of diversity are part of everyday life, but for some people, they present several flaws, an example of which is that there is a shortage of solid evidence in diversity reports, which is very important.

Coupled with this, there is enormous confidence in American specialists, which should not be the case since journalists specializing in diversity should make a much greater effort than citing activists or diversity professionals. On the other hand, the main objective of diversity programs has been transformed for many people into a fundamentalist milieu of beliefs. For many journalists working in the area of diversity could be somewhat uncomfortable the various opinions that arise in terms of their work and the problems they bring, but in the diversity of opinions is the reality and this world is rich in them.

Take a read: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-the-troubles-with-diversity-journalism-include-lack-of-data

Source: Douglas Todd | Vancouver Sun


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