Team

Managing Newsroom Diversity is a collaborative project between the project’s Research Team, interdisciplinary Advisory Board and Network of Partners, affiliated news industry research partners, media organizations and professionals devoted to the cause of advancing social inclusion in the media.

Research Team

Project is led by a diverse team of researchers – Dr. Greta Gober (PI), Dr. Michał Głowacki, Dr. Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska and Ms. Małgorzata Druciarek. While the PI’s academic interests center on voice, visibility and unequal power relations, with regards to gender and other social and cultural categories operating in media organizations and industries, Dr. Głowacki brings to the project extensive knowledge of media policy, management and innovation culture and Ms. Druciarek knowledge of gender equality policy and diversity management. Dr. Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska brings a theoretical and practical approach to media management, media polarization, as well as help with project management. 

Assistant Prof. Greta Gober (she/her)

Principal Investigator (PI)

Assistant Prof. Greta Gober

PhD, Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw. For a number of years Greta has been working internationally with questions of gender equality and diversity in the media, including as: Guest Researcher at the Centre for Gender Research, Oslo University (2009-2011), Trainee at the Media and Data Protection Division, Council of Europe, Fulbright Researcher at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2011-2012) and more recently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department and Media Studies, Stockholm University (2018-2021). Dr Gober is the Vice President of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), member of the Global Alliance on Gender and Media (GAMAG), Vice-Chair of the ECREA Gender, Sexuality & Communication section and Chair of the Nord Media Gender and Media Temporary Working Group.

Associate Prof. Michał Głowacki

Co-Investigator

Associate Prof. Michał Głowacki

PhD with habil., Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw. Michał has been involved in several large European research projects and scholarships, including to Denmark (The Danish Agency for International Education, CIRIUS, 2007), Norway (Research Council of Norway, 2008), Sweden (The Swedish Institute, 2008), the U.S. (The Polish American Fulbright Commission, 2013–2014) and Belgium (The National Agency for Academic Exchange, 2020–2021). His latest research project, „Organisational Culture of Public Service Media: People, Values and Processes” which he led together with Prof. Lizzie Jackson in 2015-2019 identified an urgency for organisational change in public service media. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Central European Journal of Communication.

Associate Prof. Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska

Co-Investigator

Associate Prof. Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska

PhD with habil., Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw. Anna specialises in media marketing/media management, media polarisation and the impact of new technologies on audiences (especially in terms of Fear of Missing Out, nomophobia, phubbing, social media engagement and digital well-being). She is the author of almost 60 academic papers and an active participant in over 60 scientific conferences on an international and national scale. An experienced reviewer of academic texts. A member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Media Business Studies, the Reviewer Boards of Future Internet, Social Sciences and Sustainability, and a member of the Scientific Council of the Dziennikarstwo i Media and Styles of Communication journals. The editor-in-chief of the Komunikacja społeczna i media series.

Małgorzata Druciarek

Research-support

Małgorzata Druciarek

holds an MA in sociology and has been working in the field of gender equality for over 12 years. Druciarek has extensive experience in carrying out research, both qualitative and quantitative, and analyzing equal treatment of women and men in different areas of social life and evaluation of public policies. She is an author of numerous articles and reports on women’s political participation, reconciliation of work and family life, women on the labour market, including in the media, women’s participation in decision-making processes, gender-based violence. Ms Druciarek works as a national expert for institutions such as the European Institute for Gender Equality, European Commission, European Parliament, ODIHR OSCE, Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Advisory board

The international and interdisciplinary team of senior experts plays a critical role in the project’s successful implementation, including in refining its methodological and theoretical framework, successful fieldwork, and meaningful dissemination of findings.

Dr. Julie Posetti

PhD, Global Director of Research at ICFJ, UK

Dr. Julie Posetti

Julie is a native of Australia living in Oxford, England. She is an award-winning journalist and academic working at the intersection of journalism safety, media freedom, media and gender, journalism and disinformation, and the digital transformation of journalism, drawing on an international career spanning three decades. Before joining ICFJ in 2019 she led the Reuters Institute’s Journalism Innovation Project where she remains affiliated as Senior Research Fellow.

Sandra Subel (she/her)

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Axel Springer

Sandra Subel (she/her)

Sandra is a passionate change maker with 15 years of professional experience. At Axel Springer, a media and technology company active in more than 40 countries worldwide, she focuses on building and executing a holistic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy for the group. Before joining Axel Springer she worked for Accenture in the fields of innovation and change management. She holds an MBA from Poznań University of Economics and Business and Georgia State University.

Associate Prof. Tarek Virani

PhD, Associate Professor of Creative Industries
Creative Economies Lab - Co-Director
Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC)
University of the West of England, Bristol

Associate Prof. Tarek Virani

Tarek has been involved in a number of areas within the creative and cultural industries in the UK and internationally. His research interests span a number of areas including the impact of Covid-19 on the creative sector, organsiational resilience in the sector, cultural policy, social inclusion in the sector, the changing nature of creative and cultural labour internationally and many more.

Dr. Margaret Amaka Ohia-Nowak (she/her)

PhD, Founder of Centre for Intersectional Justice, Poland

Dr. Margaret Amaka Ohia-Nowak (she/her)

Margaret is a Polish-Nigerian anti-racism consultant and educator, an inclusive language expert and a certified intercultural trainer. Her work focuses on facilitating conversations about race and supporting affinity groups for healing racial trauma through somatic and emotional work, and NVC (non-violent communication). She is an expert at the Think Tank Diversity Hub and Chef Editor at the Empathetic Polish Dictionary. Margaret is also a Board Member of the Polish People of African Descent Association and a member of Never Again Association.

Associate Prof. Sayaka Osanami Törngren

PhD, Associate Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, and Senior Researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Sweden

Associate Prof. Sayaka Osanami Törngren

Sayaka received her PhD in Migration and Ethnic Studies in 2011, and has been engaged in research in the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations. Her research and publications address race, racism, interpersonal relations, identities and representations.

Yasir Mirza (he/him)

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Financial Times

Yasir Mirza (he/him)

Yasir joined the Financial Times in June 2021 as Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Prior to the FT, he worked at BBC Studios where he developed their diversity and inclusion strategy and launched their inclusion advocates network. Before that, Yasir was responsible for moving Channel 4 from 147th to 35th in Stonewall’s Top 100 Index, and at Guardian News & Media Group conceived and launched the Guardian’s Citizen Reporting Programme working with marginalised people around the world to amplify their voices, helping to find more diverse and unheard stories.

Prof. Christian Christensen

Professor of Journalism, Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

Prof. Christian Christensen

Christian’s research addressed the relationship between whistle-blowing, transparency, journalism and politics (with an emphasis on WikiLeaks), as well as Islamophobia and the use of social media in political and journalistic work. He is currently leading a research project on media and minority groups in Stockholm during the COVID outbreak (financed by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development). He is a regular contributor of opinion pieces to international media outlets including The Guardian, Washington Post, Le Monde Diplomatique, Al Jazeera and others.

Prof. Karen Donders

Professor, Director of public engagement at VRT, Belgium

Prof. Karen Donders

Karen is a Professor of Communication Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 2020 she was appointed director of public engagement at VRT, public service media in Flanders. Her work focuses on European media policy and innovation in public service media.

Network of Partners

Practical knowledge on the implementation of diversity management as innovation in journalism will be produced, shared and discussed with the help of the project’s Network of Partners, including affiliated news industry research partners, media organizations and professionals devoted to the cause of advancing social inclusion in the media.

Ukrayina.pl

Ukrayina.pl is a website for Ukrainians living in Poland, created by Gazeta.pl in cooperation with the editors of the Ukrainian daily Express.

Onet

Onet is one of the largest and the most opinion-forming Polish-language internet portals, popular in the category of information and opinion. Onet was established in 1996, since 2012 it’s owned by Ringier Axel Springer Polska.

Diversity Hub

Diversity Hub works to create innovative solutions aimed to improve effective implementation of diversity management in organisations in its main dimensions such as: age, gender, (dis)abilities, intercultural differences, etc.

OKO.press

OKO.press is a non-profit, investigative journalism and fact-checking project, created to preserve freedom of speech and secure access to information in Poland.

Institute of Public Affairs (IPA)

Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) works to inform public debate on key Polish, European and global policy issues, through research and analysis.

Agora S.A.

One of the largest media companies in Poland, operating since 1989. Diversity and openness are values that constitute an integral part of the business activities and employment policy of Agora and its companies from the capital group.