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Are BAME workers being penalised in the workplace?

Are BAME workers being penalised in the workplace?

This week the Resolution Foundation published a report which explores pay penalties among the UK’s ethnic minorities. The report shows that between 1996-97 and 2016-17 the employment rate among black and Pakistani/Bangladeshi men grew by over a quarter, while it doubled among Pakistani/Bangladeshi women. But in spite of this progress, large pay gaps remain. The average […]

National newspapers investing in BAME interns who can ‘reach communities that others have not been able to reach’

National newspapers investing in BAME interns who can ‘reach communities that others have not been able to reach’

National newspapers are now investing in BAME interns after realising the need to represent the communities they want to reach reports leading trade publication, the Press Gazette. Creative Access places around 30 to 40 young BAME journalists a year, working with organisations including the BBC, ITN, The Financial Times, The Telegraph and The Times. Co-founder and CEO of charity […]

Creative Access CEO talks to Radio New Zealand about Diversity in Publishing

Creative Access CEO talks to Radio New Zealand about Diversity in Publishing

Where is diversity in the creative industries? Co-founder and CEO of charity Creative Access, Josie Dobrin, travelled to New Zealand to speak at the Publisher’s Association of New Zealand’s biennial conference. Whilst she was there she spoke to radio host Kathryn Ryan about how to create more diversity in the creative industries, with a focus […]

Should BAME be ditched as a term for black, Asian & minority ethnic people?

Should BAME be ditched as a term for black, Asian & minority ethnic people?

Rajdeep Sandhu, Political Reporter at BBC Radio Kent (and former Creative Access intern at HarperCollins) explores the term “BAME”. Rajdeep explores the history of the term, interviews David Lammy MP and a host of Creative Access interns about their opinions. It’s a term often used by politicians, officials and the media – including the BBC […]

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 […]