BBC journalist Jane Hill has been named as the host for the inaugural Diversity in Media Awards at London’s Waldorf Hilton hotel on 15th 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 helps 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 she was very much looking forward to hosting the awards.
“I’m 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, said: “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.
Nominations will be taken from members of the public and decided by a panel of judges from across the media. Colin Campbell – Austin, from Telegraph Media Group, will head the judging panel.