Metro Article: Looking back at 40 years of Channel 4's history

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Content derived from media interview around diversity within the workforce and how it affects content onscreen content. Representation of others as 'normal' is a pre-requisite for Public Service Broadcasters. Everyone should be able to see themselves on TV and Channel 4's decision-makers chose that for the para-athletes at the Paralympic Games at London 2012. This had a knock-on affect for actors in drama, documentary, soaps and even weather presenting thereafter. evidence derived from empirical interviews.

Period2 Nov 2022

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  • TitleTrash TV or visionary viewing? Looking back at 40 years of Channel 4
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMetro News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionDr Carolyn Jackson-Brown contributes to the section on diversity within the Channel 4 workforce and the game-changing shift in perceptions achieved by their 2012 Paralympic Coverage. Research based on empirical interviews with key decision-makers during that historic period in their history.
    Producer/AuthorSarah Ingram
    PersonsCarolyn Jackson-Brown


  • Channel 4
  • Diversity
  • Media
  • Broadcasting
  • PSB
  • Sport
  • Paralympics
  • Disabiliy