Margreth Lünenborg is Professor of Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin and head of the research project "Journalism and its Order of Emotions" within the CRC Affective Societies. Her research focuses on gender media studies, current changes in journalism as part of hybrid media environments, media and migration, and the role of emotion and affect in public communication. Before joining academia, she practiced as a radio journalist in Berlin and worked as a political spokesperson in a state ministry.
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.