Please let us know of any additional reports / research related to diversity in the Televsion industry that we should include links to

Interactive timeline of research, equality initiatives and policies on media diversity in the UK compiled by The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity.


The UK’s Creative Industries Council (CIC) published its Diversity & Inclusion Report 2019/20 in July 2020. The report identifies positive examples of best practice within the creative industries and recommends action that organisations could take to further improve their diversity and inclusion initiatives.


The Film and TV Charity commissioned a report looking in to mental healt in the UK film, TV and cinema industry. The Looking Glass Report was published in Feburary 2020 and has sections on workers at greater risk such as ethnic minorities, disabled workers and those who are LGTBQ


Normalizing Injustice is a January 2020 report from Color of Change Hollywood studies how scripted crime shows represent the criminal justice system. It details how the genre excludes writers of colour and makes racial injustice acceptable. The short video below powerfully makes clear jus how rampant the normalisation of injustice is portrayed in crime drama.


Is TV Making Your Child Prejudiced? Kids app Hopster released this report in to pre-school programming in 2019 report


Reflecting the Ethnic Diversity of the UK in the BBC Workforce was a 2018 report on Career Progression and Culture for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff at the BBC


Race in the Writers Room is a 2017 report commissioned Color of Change Hollywood and details the lack of black writers on US TV shows.


Diversity on TV: is Enjoyment as Important as Employment? this research from UK research company Attentional explores the TV preferences of ethnic minorities in the UK. This is the data that Nick Smith presented at the Diversity Breakfast Summit at MIPCOM October 2016. Here is a link to the raw dataset


‘The Landscape of Children’s Television in the U.S. and Canada’ is a report that Rutgers University, UCLA and Ryerson University collaborated on which determined that children’s TV programs are rife with “systematic gender inequality” and bereft of characters who are disabled, LGBT, poor or minority.


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