BY Naseem Khan

"No, they don’t get it." Covering racial injustice - Dispatches from the newsroom

As part of INSI's commitment to protect journalists, we spoke to Black and ethnic minority journalists working in British newsrooms about the challenges they face covering racial injustice, while working in a media industry with an entrenched lack of diversity and representation at all levels.

The killing of George Floyd, subsequent global protests and the reckoning over systemic racism that followed, meant far more journalists began investigating, writing and talking about racism.

INSI’s Naseem Khan has been speaking in confidence to black and ethnic minority journalists about working in this environment, with the added layers of stress, anxiety and the mental health impacts of covering something so personal. 

These are their testimonies.