Thursday 19 December 18:30 - 20:00

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The Race Beat - December organising meeting

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Get involved in The Race Beat for 2020!

The Race Beat is a network for people of colour, open to anyone working in, or interested in, journalism.

For this meeting, kindly hosted by gal-dem, we will be in full organising mode for next year, including planning a ‘meet the editors’ event in early 2020. Come with ideas and enthusiasm for anything you would like to happen with The Race Beat, particularly if you want to be more involved in practical organising.

Sign up to let us know you’re coming. We’ll be bringing some food and drinks so it would be useful to have an idea of numbers. Some of us might go for a drink afterwards.

We are independent of any media organisation and open to all people of colour – experienced news reporters, citizen journalists, students, writers, freelancers, staff writers, broadcasters, media academics, aspiring columnists and critics. You don’t need to be a professional journalist to join us. Come down and get involved!

What would you want from a ‘meet the editors’ event?

Whether you’re looking for contacts, help on pitching or an editor looking for new content, we want to hear from you. Please fill in our survey by Wednesday 18 December so we can help make the event as useful as possible. The first 12 people to fill in the survey will get a free book donated by the Orwell Foundation, Verso or Pluto Press.

This is a space for people of colour only. We welcome queer and trans people of colour and all other identities.

About us

We want to create space for writers of colour to come together and begin to:

  • collaborate on race related stories and reporting projects on a wide range of subjects,
  • provide accessible spaces for regular discussion; on craft, on racism, on class, skills sharing, solutions,
  • build partnerships with small organisations fighting for better representation and supporting writers of colour,
  • strategise on ways to properly fund more quality journalism (comment, criticism, investigations) and race reporting by writers of colour.

Sign up to our mailing list here

Thanks to gal-dem for letting us use their office! gal-dem is an online and print magazine, committed to telling the stories of women and non-binary people of colour.


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