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Jane Hill to host Diversity In Media Awards 2017

The inaugural awards take place in September.

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:02:45 GMT | Updated today

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 2017.


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 media.


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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