Diversity in the News

Vidar Hjardeng MBE, a Diversity Consultant for ITV News, will deliver a seminar on diversity and equal opportunities in News and Current Affairs.

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Apr 26, 2016
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM


ATT LT1, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH

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0116 223 1070


This seminar is free and open to all, but booking is advised.

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Diversity in the newspaper and broadcasting industry can be analysed in at least two ways: by focusing on editorial content and whether it is reflective of its diverse audience, or by ensuring the workforce is proportionately representative from the bottom to top positions. There is also a case to be made about why diversity and equal opportunities in the journalism/broadcasting industry can benefit broadcasting organisations.

Vidar Hjardeng MBE has spent over 25 years working for ITV in the Midlands, much of that time as Editor/Executive Producer on political, religious and social action magazine programmes, before joining the ITV News Senior Management team. He was also the Consultant Producer with Channel 4’s daytime political programme produced by ITN. In addition to being an Associate with the Business Disability Forum, Vidar delivers lectures at a number of universities and is a role model for the DWP’s ‘Fulfilling Potential Making It Happen’ Campaign.


Diversity in the News

This is a joint event by the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE), Department of Media and Communication, and Department of Sociology.


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Professor Surinder SharmaProfessor Surinder Sharma
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