It is a discussion that has recently been regaining momentum: How important are personal traits and experiences for journalistic work? Does it make a difference to journalists’ reports, analyses, commentaries, for example, whether their families have always lived here or have a migratory background? How is this point related to the still very low representation of people from immigrant families in German media, especially in leading positions? And where do such considerations come into play in the ever more lively debate about identity and identity politics? These questions were addressed at the media conference of the CIVIS Media Foundation on Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 10:00-12:45.