Who's in the media? Challenges and opportunities for diversity
Date: 27 November at 18.00
Venue: Thai Theatre, LSE’s New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
A drinks reception will follow the session.
Mukti Jain Campion (founder of Culture Wise)
Focus E15 Mothers Campaign
Myria Georgiou (Associate Professor at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications)
Marcus Ryder (Chair of the Royal Television Society Diversity Committee)
Henna Zamurd-Butt (member of the editorial team for Media Diversified)
Chair: Shakuntala Banaji (lecturer in LSE’s Department of Media and Communications
Amid rising concern that diversity in British society is not adequately represented in the media, neither on screen nor behind the scenes, the panel will explore the options available to improve this. In June, the BBC announced new measures to improve the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and Sky announced diversity quotas in August. But are these the measures appropriate, and sufficiently far-reaching?
In light of the upcoming BBC Charter renewal, the issue of how broadcasters and others can remain relevant and more effectively speak to their diverse and changing audiences becomes more urgent than ever.
The seminar will focus on tackling the following questions:
What’s the problem with diversity representation, both in production and on our screens and airwaves?
Is monitoring the solution? Is self-monitoring sufficient or is there a need for regulation?
What other solutions exist and what would be an effective way to enhance diversity and inclusiveness in broadcast media?
The event is free to attend but space is limited: please register by emailing email@example.com