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Diversity in the media - why so hard to achieve?


Thursday 9 April 2015

6.00pm for refreshments, starting the meeting at 6.30pm with speakers.
Will finish approximately 8.30pm.

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NUJ Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London



Why is it so hard for media organisations to start employing more Black and minority ethnic journalists?

In 2012, the New Statesman concluded that "ethnic minorities are still largely absent from opinion pages, senior executive roles and staff jobs in the media."  Several reports and surveys later this is still the case. Not that it is easy to determine exactly how many Black journalists there are working in the UK media as most newspaper and some broadcasting organisations are not forthcoming about their diversity figures. Probably because it would show up just how white and male their staff really is. But we know what the real situation is and it’s a disgrace.

Come and hear Samantha Asumadu of Media Diversified and NUJ organiser Dominic Bascombe (formerly Father of the Chapel at the Voice) speak on this perennial problem.

Refreshments will be available and there will also be an opportunity for Black and minority ethnic members of the NUJ to get elected to the NUJ Black members council. More information about the meeting will be sent to members once they have registered to attend.

To book a place, please email Lena Calvert (details below) and please indicate any dietary or access requirements.

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Further details and contact information

Lena Calvert, NUJ equality officer

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Tags: , equality, black members, media access, media companies, media plurality, media reform, media representation, media workers, agm, diversity, racism, anti-racism