Let’s talk about diversity

Screenshot of online diversity debate
Photo: Mansoor Ahmad

We hosted an online conversation to find out what broadcasters are doing to address diversity and inclusion in the media. We were delighted by the energy of the debate and the engagement of the audience.

It was clear from the conversation that diversity and inclusion cannot be regarded as ‘a nice add-on’ but is business critical for media organisations to ensure diverse thought, experience and insight to serve the equally diverse audiences.

Our thanks go to Sky News presenter, Gillian Joseph, for chairing, and to speakers Kamal Ahmed, Editorial Director, BBC News, Vikki Cook, Head of Ofcom’s Diversity and Inclusion programme and Babita Bahal, Channel 4’s Head of Creative Diversity, for giving up their evening to share their perspectives and to take questions from the audience.

There is still much to do. The John Schofield Trust will continue to campaign for #NewsroomsForAll

You can watch a recording of the discussion here.