Episode 99

Published on:

14th Sep 2022

10 tips for examining our language in shared editorial spaces

We discuss some of the things we’ve learned about examining the words we use and the way we behave in shared editorial spaces.

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  • Familiarising ourselves with the rules of that space
  • Acknowledging that our political, professional and ideological positions are not going to be the same as everyone else’s
  • Recognizing the potential diversity of our editorial spaces
  • Saying hello and introducing ourselves first
  • Being prepared to be challenged
  • Owning our words if we're challenged
  • Acknowledging that intention not to hurt doesn’t absolve us of the responsibility for that hurt.
  • Being prepared to feel uncomfortable
  • Accepting our privilege without getting our knickers in a knot!
  • How it's for the white, cis, straight etc people to do the work

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‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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