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Media Diversified Experts Directory launch at Northcliffe House

I was proud to be in the audience last night at the Media Diversified Experts Directory launch at the London Press ClubESI Media and LPC co-hosted the launch of the new Media Diversified Experts Directory, a searchable and managed database of BAME experts and professionals from a variety of fields, all of whom have experience in media settings. The occasion was marked with a drinks reception at Northcliffe House, home not only to ESI Media’s London Live, Evening Standard and Independent titles but also to dmg media’s Mail and Metro titles.

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It is an honour to be listed as one of MD’s experts in this directory, a much needed resource in British media.

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Joesph and I are two of the youngest members of the directory.

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According to the latest Creative Skillset 2012 Employment Census, employment in the creative media industries grew by more than 4,000 between 2009 and 2012. However, during this same period the number of BAME people in the industry fell by 2,000. As of 2012, only 5.4% of people working in creative media industries came from BAME backgrounds. In London, where the overall BAME working population is 28.8%, BAME representation in the media industries is 8.9% — the highest in the country.

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Media Diversified is a young and growing non-profit organisation which seeks to cultivate and promote skilled writers of colour by providing advice and contacts and by promoting online content through its own platform. Live since July 2013, the initiative is already diversifying the UK’s media landscape, providing important, challenging and new content which contributes to global as well as domestic discussion on issues of social justice and equality.

14% of the UK population is made up of individuals from BAME backgrounds – the inclusion of these voices in every form of media is essential.

Read more about the launch here.

Read more about Media Diversified here.

Find out more about the MD Experts Directory here.

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