Organisations and charities fighting to improve diversity and representation in the media

We as PressPad are working hard to lower the social and financial barrier of entry into journalism and to ultimately diversify the media.

However, we know we are not alone in our cause and we want to show our appreciation and raise awareness of other charities and organisations that are fighting to improve representation and inclusivity in the media. For this, we have created a list of organisations focusing on creating fair and equal opportunities for those who are disadvantaged and underrepresented; and are challenging the homogeneity of voices in the media worldwide.

Not finding relevant or frequent opportunities on job boards? Try company websites!

If you are struggling to find work or have looked through every relevant job board – company websites can be a great way to find positions that are only advertised internally. By looking through a company’s website directly you can actively seek opportunities from employers that interest you and they may not have been seen by other people seeking work within the media industry.

Ask a stupid question day: Why young journalists and creatives shouldn’t be afraid to ask ‘stupid’ questions

Asking questions in your studies or the workplace can feel extremely daunting – but why? Is it our fear of inconveniencing others or looking silly, or is it because we feel as if it appears that we are incompetent or haven’t listened to our superiors or teachers? These feelings of apprehension are completely normal – and although what we may feel or interpret as a ‘silly’ or ‘stupid’ question can actually make us look smarter and will demonstrate our curiosity and willingness to learn.

PressPad’s first intern: Jabir’s blog

The story of my career would be incomplete without PressPad, who gave me this priceless opportunity to showcase my talent. I explored London, met my role models Lyse Doucet and Stephen Sucker, reported to millions of audiences in Africa, and ultimately signed a freelance contract with the BBC.