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I'm a Black journalist in the UK. That simple fact still makes me unusual | Niellah Arboine

The media needs fresh ideas more than ever, but without more diversity in its top roles, it will remain overwhelmingly white
‘A measly 0.2% of journalists are Black, even though we make up 3.3% of the population.’ Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

I always say I sort of fell into journalism. But in reality, I’ve adored writing and storytelling for as long as I can remember, and I knew I was good at it, even though I was scared to admit that it was what I wanted to do with my life.

Growing up, when I thought of journalists,the first people who came to mind were stern news anchors in suits speaking the Queen’s English, or reporters like David Frost, who I learned about in school. Even fictitious journalists, like Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter were slimy exaggerators. They weren’t Black

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