BBC journalist and DIVA columnist Jane Hill has
been named as the host for the inaugural Diversity in Media Awards
at London's Waldorf Hilton hotel on 15 September
The latest initiative from The Global Diversity
Company, these new awards will highlight outstanding contributions
made by individuals and organisations, whose commitment to
diversity and inclusion help ensure that print, broadcast and new
media are a true reflection of 21st
century society while, at the same time, encouraging everyone
regardless of background to pursue a career in the
Speaking about her role as host, Hill said: "I'm
very much looking forward to hosting the inaugural Diversity in
Media Awards in September. I'm sure the event will highlight best
practice and encourage everyone working across all forms of media
to reflect and represent then audiences they serve."
Founder and CEO of The Global Diversity Company,
Linda Riley, added: "Media is an amazing powerful tool for
delivering positive messages about the values of diversity,
inclusion and equality. It's important to recognise some of the
great work being done, which is why we're so proud to be launching
these landmark awards."
The Diversity in Media Awards will fund educational
opportunities for aspiring media trainees, providing real
opportunity where it's most needed.
Colin Campbell-Austin from Telegraph Media
Group has also been announced as Head Judge.
Nominations can be made via the awards website, and
close on 30 April 2017.
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