A recent report has laid bare the escalation of gender-based violence faced by female journalists over the past decade, both online and in the real world.
As our newsrooms continue to broaden and diversify, it’s important to ensure journalists stay as informed as they can be. Over the past few years, trans people have experienced a historic groundswell in media visibility: from celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox and Elliot Page on glossy magazine covers, to TV shows like Transparent and Pose.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is a light at the end of the tunnel for those whose lives have ground to a halt due to the pandemic. But the success of that programme is being impeded by myths being spread online. XCityPlus spoke to Laura Garcia about how misinformation and disinformation is spread and the causes behind vaccine hesitancy.
In recent times, it feels like journalism has taken a beating. With allegations of fake news and misinformation constantly swirling around the journalistic landscape (often aided by the toxic environment of social media), it’s sometimes easy to forget what sits at the heart of journalism: reporting in the public interest.
There are 79.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, violence or persecution. Every four seconds, one more person becomes displaced. That’s 23,800 every day. While media coverage of the crisis reached its peak in 2015, refugees and displaced people face continued suffering.
It is November 2016, and David Smith is at the New York Hilton hotel for Donald Trump’s election night party. Trademark scarlet caps are displayed in glass cases, like holy relics promising to make America great again.
The evening begins quietly, with few expecting a Trump win. But as the results roll in on giant television screens, excitement bubbles through the gathering crowds.