Award-winning journalist and recently appointed Middlesex University Professor in Professional Practice Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will discuss the media in her inaugural professorial lecture, which is open to the public.
Alibhai-Brown has broken through many glass ceilings to get where she is – becoming the first person from an ethnic minority to be appointed as a section editor of a national publication, at New Society and then New Statesman, she was the also the first to get a weekly column on the main comment pages of a national newspaper – and even today she is the only Asian, female, Muslim weekly columnist.
A regular columnist for The Independent, Yasmin has written for a number of high-profile national and international publications including The Guardian, Observer, the New York Times, Time Magazine and Newsweek.
The lecture will look at the inbuilt prejudices within the industry and additionally, the perils of ‘community journalism’ and journalists avoiding hard stories about black, Asian or working class Britons.
The free event takes place on Monday 16 April from 4pm at Middlesex University, Hatchcroft building, The Burroughs, NW4 4BT.