We summed up PressPad’s mission in the name of our crowdfunder: #DiversifyTheMedia. That has always been the idea and message behind PressPad, since its very inception. But, time and time again, we’ve been asked why media diversity is so important. Well, our founder Olivia Crellin says it’s not just important, it’s vital.
So, when the British Journalism Awards announced its 2019 shortlist, and it contained only 20 female journalists on its list of 114 nominees, Olivia took the opportunity to highlight what is an ongoing and serious problem within the industry.
Her piece, for HuffPost UK is titled Journalism’s Lack Of Diversity Poses A Serious Threat To Democracy. You can read it here.