Senior reporter Linda Mujuru (Zimbabwe) has powerful access to local sources, like this young miner, Oliz Matope.
Did you know that representative newsrooms can foster global narrative change?
In every country on earth, women are underrepresented in the field of journalism. And when women do work in journalism, they typically receive less pay than their male counterparts and are often limited to writing about lifestyle or fashion.
These factors contribute to the dearth of women featured and quoted in stories, resulting in news stories that do not accurately represent experts and newsmakers in global communities. Did you know that just 24% of all news sources are women?
Here, their stories of business, health, economics, migration and innovation feature diverse and representative sources. Our reporters earn strong salaries and enjoy a full suite of employment benefits, ensuring their ability to thrive in the profession.
In Zimbabwe, nearly all media outlets are centered in the country’s two largest cities, Harare and Bulawayo. Both journalism jobs and news coverage are scarce in other parts of the country.
Most journalists in Zimbabwe speak English or Shona, a language spoken by the Shona people, who make up a majority of Zimbabwe’s population. News in Ndebele, the language spoken by a minority group with a history of political persecution in Zimbabwe, is not widely available.
The majority of media outlets in Zimbabwe are state owned or politically affiliated. Hiring is conducted along political lines.
We're removing barriers to entry in the Zimbabwean media market by recruiting reporters across geography, ancestry and political affiliations. Diverse reporters create more representative news coverage.
Most Haitian people speak Creole. However, French is widely used for official matters despite the fact that must of the country does not speak or read French. Most news is published in French, making both journalism jobs and news coverage scarce in Creole.
Haitian education is uneven in urban and rural areas, making journalism jobs and media coverage scarce outside of the capital. Educational inequities reinforce the preference for French speakers in all journalism jobs.
The majority of Haitian people live below the poverty line, while most media outlets are controlled by the country’s business and political elite. Nepotism among the similarly elite is a common practice in hiring for reporters and editors.
We're removing barriers to entry in the Haitian media market by recruiting reporters across language, education and socioeconomic statuses. Diverse reporters create more representative news coverage.
More than 95% of the country's media outlets are based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city. Both media coverage and journalism jobs are scarce throughout the rest of the country.
Members of the LGBTQ community are under-represented in Mongolian newsrooms. Mongolia is one of the few Global Press countries where it is safe to openly recruit LGBTQ journalists.
Just one in ten Mongolian media outlets is transparent about its ownership, according to the Mongolia Media Ownership Monitor. Reporters are hired and stories are covered along political lines in the majority of the country's news outlets.
We're removing barriers to entry in the Mongolian media market by recruiting reporters across geography, sexuality and political affiliation. Diverse reporters create more representative news coverage.