Widening Ethnic Diversity in Journalism: Towards Solutions

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Education Communication & Languages Sci

Abstract

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Description The seminar feedback demonstrated that:

The seminar series has:
a) engaged more media professionals, academics, early-career researchers and BEM communities in this debate;
b) raised the issue on the media industry and academic agendas;
c) engaged key industry actors with academic research in the field and with minority communitie;
d) developed relationships and networks which cross the industry-academic-community boundaries, with the aim of facilitating more willingness by industry sectors to address and seek solutions to these issues.
The series has foregrounded areas of best practice:
a) A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Exploitation Route 1. A mentoring scheme has been developed as a direct result of this seminar series between students at Newcastle, Sunderland, Cumbria, Teesside and Durham Universities and BBC North East & Cumbria Journalists as a pilot project with potential for national roll-out.
2. A further key initiative being developed, which has been advanced as a consequence of issues raised by the seminar series, entails a series of projects by the three organisations: the National Union of Journalists; the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme; and the School of Journalism, Lincoln University between its current students and past students now employed in the broadcasting industry. Lessons learned regarding best practice will be a significant legacy of the seminars.

3. The series has also impacted positively on the secondary education sector through a collaborative project between the University of the West of England, the BBC in Bristol and local schools to better engage children with news media as a career.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education

URL http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-451-26-0770/outputs/read/09cdb8ec-2fff-4ac8-abcc-0192835744c8
 
Description 1. The series has brought together academics, journalism educators, post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers, senior executives and working journalists. It has generated discussions within and beyond the seminars between representatives from organisations such as the National Union of Journalists, Bectu, Skillset and the Society of Editors: the key policy-makers in the news media sector. The series has placed the issues higher up the policy agenda for these organisations. 2. The series has enhanced the participation of 'lay' members of BEM community organisations, and of BEM organisations engaged with the media; and fostered debates in the academy and industry. 3. The series has raised the issue on the media industry and academic agendas; engaged key industry actors with academic research in the field and developed relationships and networks which cross the industry-academic-community boundaries. 4. A dedicated website on the seminar series has been established http://media.ncl.ac.uk/diversity/, which is being updated and developed over the next two years and will contain key information on the mentoring schemes, best practice, policy changes and publications arising from the series. 5. (as mentioned above) The series has highlighted areas of best practice exemplified by the increased incidence of mentoring schemes within industry sectors and across education/industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes were highlighted at the seminars. Diverse projects have since been developed by the National Union of Journalists; the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme; the School of Journalism, Lincoln University between current students and past students now employed in the broadcasting industry. Lessons learned regarding best practice will be a significant legacy of the seminars.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education
Impact Types Societal

 
Title Programme of ESRC Seminar Series Events 
Description Programme of events with selection of speakers at the following university locations: 1) Newcastle University: Does a lack of diversity in news industry employment matter? Newcastle University. Convener: Professor Deborah Chambers (Newcastle University). Contributors: Jim Boumelha, (President International Federation of Journalists) Inayat Bunglawala (Muslim Council of Britain, Engage - Muslims in the Media) Peter Oborn* (Daily Mail, Producer Islam Under Seige C4) Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: 2) Bristol University: What are the barriers to recruitment and how can they be overcome? Convener: Rakesh Kaushal (University of the West of England). Contributors:Mike Norton (Editor, Bristol Evening Post), Jake Bowers (Gypsy journalist/broadcaster) Prof Mike Jempson (UWE, Director, Mediawise)Diversity Directors Elonka Soros (BBC) VidarHjardeng (ITV) Lena Calvert (NUJ Equality Officer) Janice Turner (Bectu Equality Officer) 3) City University: What are the barriers to retention and how can they be overcome? Convener: Dr Connie St Louis (CoI -Professor Ivor Gaber (City University, London) Contributors: Pamela Newkirk (New York University, author Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media); NavidAkhtar (Formerly BB -, founder/MD Gazelle Media); Mukti Jain Campion (Guardian Research Fellow Media Diversity) Professor Jo Silvester, Director of the Organisational Psychology Research Group at City University London. 4) Sheffield University: Can successful strategies be developed at a time of radical news industry transformation? Convener: Prof Peter Cole (Sheffield University) Contributors: Prof Lynette Steenveld (RRhodes University, SA) Sunny Hundal* (Founder and Editor Asians in Media Magazine) 5) Cardiff University: How can mainstream media engage effectively with BEM audiences? Convener: Prof Simon Cottle (Jomec - Cardiff University). Contributors: John Jewell, Kerry Moore (Cardiff) Black Role Models; Mary Fitzpatrick (UK Film Council) Portrayal versus betrayal; Prof Marie Gillespie (Open University)Shifting the Frame. 6)Sunderland University: What must journalism educators do to help ethnic minorities into journalism? Convener: Ian Blackhall (Sunderland University). Contributors Amir Saeed, (Sunderland University) Why journalism educators need to address this issue; Loraine Davies, Director of the Periodicals Training Council - Mentoring; BarnieChoudhury, (University of Lincoln, ex-BBC) Mentoring;Phil Roberts, (Head of programming, BBC NE and Cumbria) Dealing with belief systems. Participation Policy:Each seminar targeted a mixed academic, practitioner, educator/trainer and BEM audience across the UK and international contributors brought global prerspectives. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Meeting objectives: Objective 1, 2and 7: Each seminar had representatives from academics, employers, unions, media professionals, journalism educators and black and ethnic minority groups. Objective 3and 4:Employers, employees and journalism educators outlined perspectives on media industry and training organisations' strategies to combat under-recruitment of minorities. Objective 5and 6Speakers' reviews and analysis focused on industry-led strategies to address under recruitment and career experiences of Black and ethnic minority journalists. Objective 8: Publication of the series' best papers in special edition of Ethical Space, Journal of the Institute of Communication Ethics. Objective 9:a) publication (above) and b) the establishment of a mentoring scheme between students at five North East England universities and BBC North East and Cumbria journalists as a pilot project with potential for national roll-out. 
 
Description Journalism education for conflict resolution: an examination of migrations in value from journalism's products to its processes (led By David Baines) 
Organisation Headliners UK
PI Contribution Journalism education for conflict resolution: an examination of migrations in value from journalism's products to its processes. Dr David Baines is researching a project by the charity Headliners (Registered Charity Number 1043300) which used the development of journalism skills in children and young people to bridge sectarian and ethnic divides in Northern Ireland. Registered Charity Number 1043300 The young people, many of whom were disengaged and marginalised worked together across cultural and community fault-lines to explore issues of sectarianism, overcome engrained social, political and religious divisions and prejudices and to work towards the goal of a shared vision and future.
Collaborator Contribution This is a project developed by the charity Headliners which used the development of journalism skills in children and young people to bridge sectarian and ethnic divides in Northern Ireland. The role of Dr Baines is to research the initiative.
Impact The project will be presented at the 'Conflict, Trauma and the Media Conference' Liverpool John Moores University, an interim paper is to be published in the proceedings of the triennial World Journalism Education Congress in July 2017 and a paper has been submitted for the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) conference in November 2016 in Prague.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Department BBC North East and Cumbria
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation City, University of London
Department Department of Journalism
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation Keele University
Department Media, Communications and Culture
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation National Union of Journalists
Department Black Members Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation National Union of Journalists
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation New York University
Department Department of Journalism
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Media and Cultural Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation Periodicals Publishers Association PPA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation Society of Editors
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation University of Lincoln
Department School of English and Journalism
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation University of Sunderland
Department Journalism Media & Cultural Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Widening Ethnic Diversity collaborations 
Organisation University of Szeged
Department Doctoral School of Literature
Country Hungary 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ESRC seminar series addressed ways of increasing the representation of Black and ethnic minority communities in mainstream newsrooms in order to raise their participation and profile in British society. The intention was to examine ways to rectify under representation of Black and minority ethnic communities in mainstream journalism, including media leadership roles. The created a productive dialogue between the media industry, civil society and the academy to promote ways to expand the number of journalists in mainstream media from minority ethnic backgrounds and advance research and academic debate on ethnic minority participation in the media.
Collaborator Contribution The seminar series developed new, transnational research networks through links with and publication of the work of Prof Pamela Newkirk (New York University) who examines the experience of African American journalists; Dr Lynette Steenveld (Rhodes University, South Africa) who analyses the processes of transformation continuing to take place, in the South African news media following the collapse of apartheid; Jim Boumelha, (International Federation of Journalists) who assesses strategies in Britain and mainland Europe that address the lack of BME journalists highlights examples of good practice which need to be emulated by less progressive parts of the industry. the personal research agendas of Newcastle co-investigators Baines and Popoviciu have been enhanced through the collaborations. David Baines has developed a research project with Barnie Choudry (Lincoln University) to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring project established between third-year journalism undergraduates at Lincoln University and early-career media workers. Liviu Popoviciu's research is advancing academic understandings of minority rights agendas and the media in Eastern Europe with Petru Weber (Romanian Studies at the Department of Romanian Language and Literature at Szeged University, Hungary).
Impact 1. A book, featuring the best original papers, is being published in July 2012 as a special edition of the international journal Ethical Space (journal of Institute for Communication Ethics). The publication combines the final two quarterly editions of the journal. This journal publishes articles from professionals working in the communication industries as well scholars engaged in academic research. This approach ties in effectively with the ethos of the seminar series. The book is edited by the co-investigators, David Baines and Deborah Chambers. Academic contributors: Dr Elizabeth Poole: (Staffordshire University): Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims Dr Liviu Popoviciu: (Newcastle University): Preaching to the un-converted: access to majority media for national and ethnic minority journalists in Romania Professor Pamela Newkirk (New York University): Re-imagining Media Diversity in the Obama Age Dr Lynette Steenfeld (Rhodes University): Media Transformation and democracy after Apartheid Dr John Jewell, Dr Kerry Moore (Cardiff University): Black Role Models and the News Dr Rakesh Kaushal, (University of the West of England): Mentoring, support networks and the Creative Collective BarnieChoudhury (Lincoln University) and David Baines (Newcastle University): Champion League: mentors ease newcomers into the net Dr Connie St Louis (City University). Practitioners and communities contributors: Jim Boumelha (President, IFJ): 'Hideously white' - but for how long? Shenaz Bunglawala: (Projects Director, Engage): Engaging young Muslims with the media and civic society. Dr Connie St Louis (City University, London): The retention of minority ethnic staff in the BBC over the last 10 years Jake Bowers (Britain's only Gipsy journalist and editor the Travellers Times) Minority ethnic journalism and the case of the traveller community Elonka Soros (BBC Diversity Officer):What the BBC has been doing about diversity VidarHjardeng, ITV Diversity Officer): Diversity Policy on television: the case of ITV Mukti Jain Campion (former BBC journalistand researcher, Nuffield College, Oxford): Why minority journalists are leaving mainstream broadcasting organisations: lessons Bob Satchwell (Society of Editors ) Engagement in diversity issues from the newspaper sector. 2. The ESRC seminar series has foregrounded areas of best practice. A key example of this is the increased incidence of mentoring schemes across education / industry boundaries. The benefits of mentoring schemes, highlighted at the seminars, have been established by the National Union of Journalists, the Periodical Publishers Association training scheme and School of Journalism at Lincoln University. The lessons learned from these projects with regard to best practice, disseminated through the seminars, will offer a significant legacy.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Journalism education for conflict resolution: an examination of migrations in value from journalism's products to its processes led by Dr David Baines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Journalism education for conflict resolution: an examination of migrations in value from journalism's products to its processes. Dr David Baines is researching a project by the charity Headliners which used the development of journalism skills in children and young people to bridge sectarian and ethnic divides in Northern Ireland.
The young people, many of whom were disengaged and marginalised worked together across cultural and community fault-lines to explore issues of sectarianism, overcome engrained social, political and religious divisions and prejudices and to work towards the goal of a shared vision and future. (The project will be presented at the 'Conflict, Trauma and the Media Conference' Liverpool John Moores University, an interim paper will be delivered and has been accepted for publication in the proceedings of the triennial World Journalism Education Congress in July and a further abstract has been submitted for the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)) conference in November in Prague) Further data collection is planned and the paper will be submitted to a journal (Journalism / Journalism Studies) in due course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description New models of local media sustainability and local journalism to generate more interactive, collaborative engagements, online and offline, with the communities it serves 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This project is involves working with a family-owned weekly newspaper, the Teesdale Mercury (Est 1854), in Barnard Castle to develop new models of local media sustainability and of local journalism which generate more interactive, collaborative engagements, online and offline, with the communities it serves.
It is both developing new knowledge in the academy and industry, and building impact on previous research I conducted at Newcastle University (Baines D. Hyper-local news: A glue to hold rural communities together?. Local Economy 2012, 27(2), 152-166.) with a view to producing a tool kit which will be of value across the local media ecologies of Europe, the UK and US. Output: Journal publication Baines D. Hyper-local news: A glue to hold rural communities together?. Local Economy 2012, 27(2), 152-166
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269094211428860