16:40 - 17:00
No longer a foreign word? - Diversity in Media Companies

Short thesis

Our society is becoming more and more diverse, but in most German media houses there is not much to see of it yet. Although the proportion of women in executive positions has increased in recent years, what about people with a migration background, people from low-income families, people with disabilities?


German media houses are still predominantly white, middle-class and in the executive floor mostly male. The Corona crisis has clearly shown that this also has an impact on reporting. However, the debate about greater diversity has also gained momentum in Germany and more and more companies are addressing the issue of diversity management. How are our media companies becoming more diverse? How do we succeed in not only being "visibly" more diverse, but also in achieving a cultural and structural change within the company? And how does diversity management work in practice?