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When Positive Discrimination Can Be Completely Legal

When Positive Discrimination Can Be Completely Legal

“Is this fake news?” was the message I received through my Facebook page with a screenshot of an advertisement for a training opportunity at a BBC radio station. It clearly stated that the roles were only open to people from Black and Asian backgrounds. Ushma Mistry reports on how affirmative action or ‘positive discrimination’ is […]

Broadcast Magazine reports on Creative Access’s new Development Scheme for alumni

Broadcast Magazine reports on Creative Access’s new Development Scheme for alumni

Broadcast,the a weekly magazine for the United Kingdom television and radio industry, features a piece on Creative Access’s new Development scheme. The full article can be seen here and below. Indie execs sign up as Creative Access mentors while ITV opens annual journalist scheme Arrow Media, Electric Ray, Twofour and ITN are among those backing Creative Access’ mentoring […]

Campaign Magazine features Creative Access plea for ad industry to mentor more BAME staff as they climb ladder

Campaign Magazine features Creative Access plea for ad industry to mentor more BAME staff as they climb ladder

Campaign magazine, the world’s leading business title for advertising, marketing and media communities, features Creative Access’s plea for more mentors to support our alumni as they progress their careers. The article focuses on Creative Access achievements to date and the recent launch of the Development programme for alumni. To read the article in full click […]

Creative Access CEO discusses Sutton Trust report on unpaid internships on BBC Radio London

Creative Access CEO discusses Sutton Trust report on unpaid internships on BBC Radio London

Yesterday the Sutton Trust published a report on unpaid internships, titled ‘Unpaid, Unadvertised and Unfair‘. In the report, Research Fellow Dr Rebecca Montacute looks at the true cost of unpaid internships in 2018; particularly highlighting that “even if transport costs are provided … the minimum cost of carrying out an internship in London unpaid is […]

Naming the bias problem

Naming the bias problem

Have a read of this inspirational blog in The Bookseller magazine​ by Ziyad Marar, the president of global publishing at SAGE Publishing​ . He writes about how he had to change his first name to secure a role and also cites the measures SAGE is taking to improve diversity in the workplace, including working with […]

‘Breaking down the barriers’ – The Guardian chat about improving publishing diversity

‘Breaking down the barriers’ – The Guardian chat about improving publishing diversity

In a new Guardian article, ‘Breaking down the barriers – a new chapter in publishing’, Authors, agents, activists and publishers discuss their ideas for improving the prospects for BAME writers. CEO of Faber, Stephen Page references the partnership they will be holding every year with Creative Access to create 20-week traineeships for BAME candidates. For the […]

Creative Access launches new mentoring scheme for alumni

Creative Access launches new mentoring scheme for alumni

Creative Access have launched an exciting new mentoring scheme and are seeking volunteers from the industry. Despite the fact that almost 800 interns have been placed over the last five years many of the young people we work with still feel the need for ongoing guidance and advice as they progress their career. To that end, we are thrilled to have launched […]

How Creative Access are tackling diversity – The Bookseller chat to prominent members of publishing industry

How Creative Access are tackling diversity – The Bookseller chat to prominent members of publishing industry

In a new article, The Bookseller have spoken to seven panelists about their experience of diversity in the publishing sector. Head of Community Engagement at Cambridge University Press, Heidi Mulvey and Kiren Shoman, Editorial Director at SAGE, highlight Creative Access and the positive work it is doing to improve levels of inclusivity in publishing. For the full article […]

Press for Diversity – Radio 4 documentary featuring Creative Access CEO

Press for Diversity – Radio 4 documentary featuring Creative Access CEO

Creative Access Chief Executive, Josie Dobrin, talks to journalist Hugh Muir for this Radio 4 documentary which examines whether the newspaper industry is losing touch with Britain’s increasingly diverse society.  Does the lack of diversity in newsrooms undermine the quality and accuracy of the news we read? Click here to listen to the full programme. […]