Media needs to embrace diversity

Awareness and inclusion of cultural diversity in media is deficient in Ireland, according to a new report by the School of Communications at Dublin City University.

26th May, 2012
Paschal Preston and Neil O'Boyle of Dublin City University, the authors of a new report on cultural diversity in the media. Photo: Feargal Ward

Awareness and inclusion of cultural diversity in media is deficient in Ireland, especially when it comes to relevant training by educators and employers, according to a new report by the School of Communications at Dublin City University.

The report, released last week, suggests that newsmaking organisations need to start considering diversity training as a core competence - rather than an infringement on journalistic integrity. It encourages the introduction of a "diversity champion" or specific department...

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