The arts are returning to the province of white, middle class men. This is the common hunch that was confirmed on Monday of this week in a report on diversity in and access to the arts by an industry organisation.
We all know journalism does a lot of reporting but it is about time that the industry addresses this problem, which ironically exists under its very nose. If it does, a more diverse range of voices will have a platform to be expressed which can only lead to a more democratic industry.
Two weeks ago, the first radio station I worked at was turned off with little fuss and little attention...
While this week will be one of the busiest for fashion mags and their editorial teams, it's the interns that really put in the graft. So, with this in mind, I'd like to blow a metaphorical trumpet for those unpaid heroes of the industry. 'Cause they're bloody great.
I'm trying not to be too negative. It could still turn around. I could get a job tomorrow. Maybe one day I'll have my dream job where I'll be paid for my work. I'll laugh with my colleagues and have business lunches until one day ... So I beat on, scouring the internet for jobs, borne back ceaselessly into the couch.
As soon as I revealed that I was a Muslim, I was asked to pose as a terrorist, and was badly convinced that doing so would be good journalism. Well, I don't think this. In fact I think the complete opposite.
Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has pledged to scrap tuition fees, introduce a graduate tax and ban unpaid internships
Talented health professionals from across the world are our greatest hope for realising the universal right to health in an increasingly challenging world. For this to happen, equitable access to global health training is essential. For if WHO is to be a truly global guardian of health, its workforce, and thus its interns, must be global too.
I run a start-up fashion label in South London, financed with my own money. An army of unpaid interns would make my life that much easier and would keep my costs that much lower. But I won't do it. Every one of my staff is paid. It is simply the right thing to do.
When the first ladder in a career in the creative industries requires a financial leg-up, it is little wonder that it was almost impossible to spot a black face at the BAFTA and Olivier Awards ceremonies this year.