Equality, diversity and inclusion conference 2022

Thursday, 15 September 2022

The NCTJ’s equality, diversity and inclusion conference 2022 is taking place on Thursday, 15 September, 09:30 – 15:00 at Reuters in London.

The event will address a range of topics including attracting more people from working-class backgrounds into journalism, retention and progression, and making inclusion a proactive priority in the newsroom.

It will also bring together bursary recipients, mentors, sponsors and supporters to celebrate the work of the Journalism Diversity Fund, which has helped more than 400 people from diverse backgrounds begin their journalism careers.

Please RSVP by Thursday, 25 August. Please note, the event is invite-only and invites are not transferable.

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Agenda

Find out more about the conference sessions. Check back for updated information as speakers are announced.

09:30

Arrival

10:00

Welcome

Introductions from the NCTJ and Reuters

10:10

Attracting more people from working-class backgrounds into journalism

10:55

Retention and Progression

Top tips for developing careers to the benefit of individuals and newsrooms

11:25

Break

11:35

Making inclusion a proactive priority in the newsroom

12:15

Presentations of specialist bursaries

Presentations of the Thomas Read bursary, Claire Prosser bursary and Aziz Foundation bursaries to Journalism Diversity Fund recipients

12:30

Lunch

Celebratory buffet lunch reception and networking

13:30

Fireside chat: Lord Mayor of Westminster, Hamza Taouzzale

We will hear from the first Muslim Lord Mayor and its youngest ever incumbent. Cllr Hamza Taouzzale, who was born and bred in Westminster, can also lay claim to being the only “incumbent from a Black, Asian or Multiple Ethnic background holds the post as the City’s first citizen”. As a working-class local, Taouzzale wants to inspire local youth to look for opportunities and make a difference.

14:15

Journalism Diversity Fund developments

Nikki Akinola, senior diversity and inclusion co-ordinator, NCTJ - Will Gore, head of projects and partnerships, NCTJ - Nicholas Petche, editor in chief, Yahoo UK

14:30

Lead sponsor cheque presentation

NLA media access, founding sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund, to present a cheque for £100,000 to the Journalism Diversity Fund

14:35

Closing remarks

14:40

Networking

15:00

Event close

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