‘The British media has a terrible problem with surface diversity’ – Creative Access mentioned in New Statesman feature
Creative Access was mentioned in this insightful article from New Statesman which discusses the lack of diversity in the British media. Titled ‘The British media has a terrible problem with “surface diversity”‘, the article questions the absence of BAME representation within some of Britain’s most popular publications, in spite of their initial “surface” efforts to tackle the issue. The article goes on to highlight the efforts of Creative Access, which aims to provide opportunities in the creative industries for young people from under-represented BAME backgrounds. The article states “To combat this problem the Creative Access programme was founded in 2012 to support BAME candidates in finding placements. In June the BBC announced that it would take on 20 BAME graduate trainee interns from the programme, and candidates have been placed at the Times and the Daily Mail. The New Statesman, too, is trying to do its part with a science writing scholarship for young BAME writers that is sponsored by the Welcome Trust.”
You can read the article in full here.