The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

While we're on the subject of race and the press, one of the simple exercises you can do in the classroom is to get students to go through a week's papers and look at the picture bylines and see how many of them are Whittamore and how many of them are a visible ethnic minority, and it's always a shock, even to the students, how very small the numbers of ethnic minority columnists are. There are lots of issues about how many women there are, and it's certainly not proportionate, but the black and Asian contributors to newspapers visible on that level are very few.

Any research that has been done, and not nearly enough has been done about the employment of people from ethnic minorities in the press, any research shows it's pathetically small even today.

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