Representology: the Journal of Media and Diversity

Welcome to Representology, a journal for research and best practice in how to make UK media more representative of all sections of society. We publish three times a year in an accessibly written and freely available format.

We are holding our first academic conference, Representology Live!, on 27th June 2024 at Cardiff University. See details and the Call for Papers.

A starting point for effective representation are the “protected characteristics” defined by the Equality Act 2010 including, but not limited to, race, gender, sexuality, and disability, as well as their intersections. We recognise that definitions of diversity and representation are dynamic and constantly evolving and our content will aim to reflect this.

Representology is a forum where academic researchers and media industry professionals can come together to pool expertise and experience. We seek to create a better understanding of the current barriers to media participation as well as examine and promote the most effective ways to overcome such barriers. We hope the journal will influence policy and practice in the media industry through a rigorous, evidence-based approach.

Our belief is that a more representative media workforce will enrich and improve media output, enabling media organisations to better serve their audiences, and encourage a more pluralistic and inclusive public discourse. This is vital for a healthy society and well-functioning democracy. We look forward to working with everyone who shares this vision.

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Read the Journal

Read the Representology articles online or download individual volumes.
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Misson statement and submission guidelines

Find out more about the journal's mission and how to get involved.
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Members and contributors

Find out more about the journal's contributors and editorial board.

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