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January 2015

Black, Asian and minority ethnicity media training

(8 January 2015)

The BBC Academy is organising a day of free introductions to the world of broadcasting in Salford on Thursday 26 February to encourage more black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME) academics to put themselves forward as experts for the media. Applications are now open and close on Thursday 29 January.

The BAME Talent Days will offer a range of practical media experiences including sessions on camera and in a radio studio, as well as master classes and the opportunity to meet and network with experienced programme makers and industry leaders. 

Academics with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • History - academics, custodians, auctioneers, museum curators, etc.
  • Business, Economics and Consumer Finance – experts who can demystify the world of business, from global finance to kitchen table start-ups; consumer finance specialists who can talk knowledgeably about everything from mortgages to pay day lenders.
  • Performing Arts: theatre, film, music
  • Literature  
  • Children's Broadcasting - specialists in history, science, coding, zoology, agriculture, medicine or technology who can communicate these subjects to a young audience