Su-Mei Thompson, Chief Executive of the Media Trust unpacks the key action points for change. "At Media Trust, we are so encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm on the part of everyone who came, but we aren’t underestimating how challenging it will be to achieve the kind of progress we’d like to see. It’s clear we need systemic change not just one or two examples of great ads or disabled presenters or dramas featuring disabled actors. We’re hoping the Reframing Disability event will be the start of concerted and collaborative action on the part of the media and creative sector to reframe how disability is represented in the media".
Su-Mei Thompson CEO of Media Trust, commented: “Our Breaking into News programme offers people with little to no experience in journalism the chance to share stories about their regions and the help kick-start their careers in news. We are excited to be a part in developing the next generation of broadcast journalists!"