What percentage do ethnic minorities make up in the media?

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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

I want to know what the official percentage or number of ethnic minorities who are journalists in the media today?

Further, I would also want to know how many black journalists there are currently working for major broadcasting, TV or publishing companies in the UK since 2007, until now

Yours faithfully,

Leena Folo

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Dear Leena,

Thank you for your information request of 19 January. You asked:

“I want to know what the official percentage or number of ethnic
minorities who are journalists in the media today?

Further, I would also want to know how many black journalists there are
currently working for major broadcasting, TV or publishing companies in
the UK since 2007, until now”

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act).

The DCMS economic estimates provide an estimate of BAME (Black, Asian and
minority ethnic) employment in the publishing sector which stood at
approximately 19,000 in 2015 out of total employment of around 200,000
(9.5%). It compares to 11.5% for the creative industries as a whole and
11.3% for all UK employment. The publishing sector includes journalists
alongside authors and writers in its employment statistics.

For your second question, we do not hold information in the scope of your
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

 

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

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