Testing the MEDIANE Box
The MEDIANE Box is an action oriented online tool that monitors practices in relation to diversity inclusiveness, and aims to support development through specific recommendations on a case by case basis.
The tool is aimed at media managers, journalists, and media trainers, and provides relevant indicators for self-monitoring.
Participants at the MEDIANE London Encounter got the chance to test a version of the MEDIANE Box designed for journalism trainers after an introductory session lead by Dr. Myria Georgiou from the London School of Economics.
The MEDIANE Box has four main interfaces: employment and work practices, content development, ethics and journalism practice, and strategies for development.
Dr. Georgiou explains how the tool works:
Participants were asked to test the MEDIANE Box and assess how user friendly it is, whether the questions it asks make sense, and if there is anything missing.
The impact the tool will have on its users depends on the way journalists and media trainers will engage with it. Dr. Georgiou explains:
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