While there is still a lot of work left to do, there is a growing case for journalists to evaluate and address their unconscious biases.
By closely examining their choice of words or selection of stories, it is thought that the media can improve the standards of their work.
There can be no excuse then, given the number of free resources at your fingertips, to work on making your stories more inclusive, as freelance journalist Cristiana Bedei demonstrates on IJnet. Her seven tools for achieving inclusivity can help get you started.
"SheSource is a database of over 1,340 women experts with media experience, run by the nonprofit organisation, the Women’s Media Center (WMC). Free to use, it connects journalists with sources across all industries, championing competent female voices of different backgrounds, ability and geography – although, at the moment, it is mostly US-focused," she writes.