Race and the media
Simon Danczuk, the town's MP, and Myriam Francois-Cerrah discuss the relevance of race and religion
Exclusive report: leading journalists speak up on race and the media.
Professor of journalism, Kingston University
Former editor, the Independent
Former editor, New Statesman
Former reporter, Daily Star
Columnist, the Guardian
Chief executive, Juniper Communications and former head of current affairs at the BBC
I can count on two hands the number of regular staff columnists over the 16 years since, with fixed slots on the comment pages of the British press, who have looked similar to me, says Mehdi Hasan.
The Stephen Lawrence verdict was followed by waves of self-congratulation from the media. But can journalists – starting with the lobby – hold forth on the politics of race when their ranks remain so "hideously white"?