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Paul Evans

Surely Trevor is being a bit inconsistant here? On the one hand, Black / Asian reporters should not just be assigned to Black / Asian stories. On the other hand, not having ethnic diversity leads to mistakes.

Moral? Get Black / Asian reporters to cover Black / Asian issues.

I see his point though. It could be applied to class as well. Journalism is a prestige profession. A lot of people got into it because they could afford to work for peanuts for a couple of years after they graduated.

Interestingly, only the BBC is likely to take this issue on seriously in a comprehensive way. Because its an accountable body. Other broadcasters and media bodies may have some 'corporate social responsibility' statement that they pay lip service to, but I doubt if they'll do it very seriously.

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