Leading figures call for greater focus on media diversity in new journal issue

LHCMD - New Journal issue

Leading figures from British media and culture including the actor Paterson Joseph are among contributors featured in the latest edition of a dedicated journal championing media diversity. 

Sir Lenny Henrry Centre for Media Diversity

Birmingham City University

Joseph joins academics for the fifth edition of ‘Representology – The Journal of Media and Diversity’ which examines representation in the UK media and wider culture  

The journal, supported by Cardiff University and Birmingham City University’s (BCU) Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity, features a line-up of articles from famous faces and in-depth academic research shining a light on the media industry.     

Notable articles in the latest edition of the journal include:  

  • An exclusive Q&A between award-winning actor and author Paterson Joseph and African American archivist Peggy King Jorde discussing memorialisation and the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade 
  • Ground breaking research on the state of LGBTQ journalism in the UK by Finbarr Toesland  

  • An unpublished discussion between 20th century Britain’s leading Black intellectuals, CLR James and Stuart Hall 

  • Features on filming Windrush, the push to decolonise podcasting and increase disability access across media and the arts, and challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence 

Representology is a collaboration between Birmingham City University’s Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity and Cardiff University. It tackles subjects spanning all protected characteristics including race, gender, sexuality, class and disability, as well as the intersections between them.  

The first four issues featured contributions from leading figures in British media and culture David Olusoga, Afua Hirsch, Gary Younge, Kit de Waal, Adrian Lester, Amma Asante and Kwame Kwei-Armah, alongside younger writers like Nadine White, Kimberley McIntosh, and Leah Cowan, voices from the academy and beyond.   

Read the latest issue of the journal here

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