We are delighted to announce that OutNews Global are sponsoring the prestigious Diversity In Media Awards.
Every year the Diversity In Media Awards honour the voices that celebrate and reflect the society we live in. They prove to the world that media is so much more than the white, male, cisgendered voice and aim to encourage and inspire people to work in media by showcasing the diverse role models who are paving the way.
The organisation takes their commitment to diversity in media very seriously. In addition to the glittering awards ceremony, which will be hosted by BBC newsreader and DIVA magazine columnist Jane Hill, the Diversity In Media Awards sponsor educational opportunities for aspiring media trainees.
We’re not the only ones who are excited about this important event. Key players in the media industry have taken to Twitter to react to the nominee announcements.
Editor in Chief of Buzzfeed UK Janine Gibson tweeted:
So proud that @BuzzFeedUK‘s @victoriasanusi @Fi_Rutherford and @ikrandahir have all been nominated for journalist of the year #DiMawards17 https://t.co/0fPWZ9tnNg
— Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) 7 May 2017
Creator of Black Ballad UK Tobi Oredein was thrilled to see two of her favourites make the shortlist:
@DiMAwards @BlackBalladUK Congrats to my two fav journalists @Fi_Rutherford & @victoriasanusi on their diversity in media awards! xxx
— Tobi Oredein (@IamTobiOredein) 7 May 2017
Award-winning actor, writer and director Jake Graf was very happy to be nominated in the Rising Star category.
@DiMAwards Many thanks!😊🌈❤️
— Jake Graf (@JakeGraf1) May 7, 2017
While Adrian Lester OBE was chuffed to be in the running for Actor Of The Year.
Woah. #Honoured https://t.co/5JlTPn2xPw
— Adrian Lester (@AdrianLester) May 8, 2017
Star of web series Different For Girls Victoria Broom was nominated in not one, but two categories.
Well , this is rather lovely! #DiMAwards17 #proud #thrilled @dfgseries pic.twitter.com/N8vwjtdgMb
— victoria broom (@victoriabroom) May 3, 2017
And here’s one more reaction that made us smile.
@gtenmedia @DiMAwards @airjp @THE_THEO_FORD @DJDuJour @falcoretweets @FNKD @bradleybirkholz @cole_srj @DavidFrancis19 Congrats and well deserved! pic.twitter.com/dWTf8ez27s
— Peter Darrant (@Peterdarrant) 6 May 2017
The Diversity In Media Awards will be held at London’s Waldorf Hotel on Friday 15 September.