Iva Krtalić is a journalist and Head of Intercultural Diversity at Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), a public service broadcaster in Cologne. Iva has worked for Croatian and German media. As WDR radio editor, she focused on topics of migration, European policies, and culture. Her job as Head of diversity involves issues concerning media policies, content, and personnel. She regularly takes part in conferences and panels in Germany and Europe and is a member of several working groups in political and media institutions concerning cultural diversity. She studied in Zagreb and Berlin and earned her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary humanities with a thesis on media discourses and cultural politics of difference.
Roundtable “Media Trouble” Diversity in the Newsroom and Beyond
29th May 10.30 - 12.00 am | Sheila Mysorekar, Iva Krtalić Muiesan, Alexandra Borchardt, Nour Khelifi, Introduction: Margreth Lünenborg, Moderation: Débora Medeiros
While journalism worldwide faces challenges such as the need to adapt to digital technologies and economic pressures, discussions about how to attract an increasingly fragmented audience have become louder. One of the reasons for a possible disconnect between legacy media and parts of the public may be the fact that many newsrooms do not reflect the current diversity present in society: their staff tends to be whiter, older and more middle class than most of their (potential) audiences. This panel features journalists and researchers’ perspectives on the question of diversity in the journalistic context, particularly in Germany.