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

It isn't just a record of diversity. Television and radio tend to pay more. I think if you come from a working class background and you don't have enough money to get through your first degree, let alone a second degree, to then go into print journalism is problematic and it's of course going to get much, much worse. What is required, really, are a lot more bursaries. Certainly from my experience at Goldsmiths, those who do come do very well because the newspapers are very well aware that their newsrooms are not sufficiently diverse. If a star pupil comes through from an ethnic minority background who has made it through, I don't think anything will hold them back at that stage. I think a lot of the problem is economic.

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