The second ‘Women on Air’ conference
In June 2016 there was a second “Women on Air” conference attended by over 100 delegates with key note speeches from Dame Tessa Jowell; Ed aizey the then Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries; and Fran Unsworth, the then Director of the BBC World Service group. Fran praised the City University project as “incredibly useful.”
Speakers included the editors of all the six programmes monitored. All six credited the Expert Women projects and surveys with changing attitudes.
Listen now to an interview about the conference via BBC Radio 4
BBC Targets 50:50 split in male and female experts after City research highlights imbalance.
Ratio of male to female experts:
|Oct 2015 – Mar 2016||Improvement since May 2014 – Sep 2015|
|Sky News||2.8 to 1||10%|
|ITV News at Ten||3.6 to 1||27%|
|BBC News at Ten||3.8 to 1||3%|
|BBC Radio 4 Today||2.8 to 1||3%|
|Channel 4 News||2.2 to 1||15%|
|Channel 5 News||2.0 to 1||-25%|
|Overall||2.9 to 1|