description of activity

Adapted from Inter.Media Manual

The editorial team or individual present their editorial practice and describe the current state. They discuss:

  • The composition of their editorial team. Is it a diverse team / organisation? Are minorities visible or invisible and why (is it a decision of the individual or is there are a sense that there is not space or interest in their visibility)?
  • The presence of diversity issues in the editorial content. How often are these issues covered? Who is leading and producing the content?
  • The coverage of diversity issues. Who are the sources? Who are the interviewees? Are there guidelines in the treatment of issues and coverage? Does the editorial team have the confidence regarding the use of the right terminology?

Participants analyse the strengths and weaknesses of their editorial work.

Participants consider the value and possibilities of opening to editorial work to diversity. They work on smaller groups and present their ideas to the others.

The group discuss the different strategies on How to proceed? And design an action plan.

The group discuss How to implement the action plan

 ASSESSING THE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Question 6 (individual activity description) or Question 4 (group activity description) are good starting points for the assessment of the Learning Outcome.

The key questions to ask participants are:

  • How will be the audience and editorial room perception on minority groups will change if they would be invited to take part in discussions taking on the role of experts?
  • How will be the audience and editorial room perception on minority groups will change if they would be invited to take part in discussions about general issues (not exclusively ‘minority issues’?)

information on the activity

The participants analyse the current editorial practice and change it to an inclusive editorial practice. They develop an action plan and work for its implementation.

Learners will know how to

  • analyse the current state and practice from an intercultural perspective
  • develop strategies, agree on proceedings and revise its feasibility respecting the principles of intercultural opening.

INFRASTRUCTURE

A room with chairs for each participant.

EQUIPMENT

None

MATERIALS

Flip charts, papers and pens.

DURATION

150 minutes

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

12