More layoffs

Issue 60: Ways to help and resources for workers.

About The Objective

Major American newsrooms have called themselves objective for generations. But their coverage has always been defined by homogenous teams that fail to account for race, gender, class, disability, and sexuality.

The Objective is a nonprofit newsroom holding journalism accountable for past and current systemic biases in reporting and newsroom practices. We are written by and for those underrepresented in journalism.

MISSING COVERAGE

Dismantling the unbearable whiteness of critique

Critics of color, who are vastly outnumbered by their white colleagues, are key to the advancement of their entire field.

Editorial boards that look nothing like their cities shouldn’t speak for them

MEDIA WORKERS

Freelancers shouldn’t have to report a story before pitching it

Not everyone has the time to devote to extensive (unpaid) background research.

Freelance writing done by young journalists is still labor 

While it is true that younger journalists are less experienced, giving them a chance to start somewhere and be paid fairly should be normal.

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