New review launched of press sustainability in the UK

The UK has always benefited from a strong, well established and diverse press sector. However over the past decade the way in which people consume news has been transformed. Many UK newspapers have a strong online presence but falling print circulations and changes to advertising trends have caused the press sector to experience declining revenues. Latest figures show that around two thirds of local authority areas don’t have a daily local newspaper. The review will investigate the overall health of the news media, looking at the range of news available…

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Taylor Bennett Foundation launches new programme in Scotland

A charity set up to tackle the lack of ethnic diversity in the communications industry is to launch its first graduate training programme in Scotland. The Taylor Bennett Foundation (TBF), which works with PR agencies and in-house communications teams to provide intensive training for black and minority ethnic (BAME) graduates, will launch its first programme outside London in early June, providing training for four graduates over five weeks.  Lead sponsors of the programme are Standard Life Aberdeen and strategic communications consultancy Charlotte Street Partners. The programme is being provided in…

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Oxfam announces comprehensive action plan to stamp out abuse

In the wake of the scandals which have shook the whole third sector Oxfam has announced a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse, including asking leading women’s rights experts to lead an urgent independent review of its culture and practices. The plan was agreed yesterday by Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima in partnership with Oxfam GB Chief Executive Mark Goldring and directors across the international confederation. The wide-ranging package of measures includes: a new independent High-Level Commission on Sexual Misconduct,…

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AT&T Celebrates Black History Month With 10th Annual 28 Days Campaign

This February, AT&T honors lesser-known heroes by inviting up-and-coming black creatives to highlight their stories during their 10th annual AT&T 28 Days campaign. This year’s theme, “History by Us,” invites social influencers and filmmakers to share personal videos about these unsung figures. Social media personalities Denzel Dion, Khadi Don, and Maya Washington will join Hello Labs mentees and rising filmmakers Nefertite Nguvu and Gabrielle Shepard to share the stories of triumph, strength and unbridled courage that, unfortunately, many of us may never otherwise know. “Black History Month means everything to…

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McGuffin Creative Group Opens Applications For 2018 Nonprofit Design/Marketing Grant

McGuffin Creative Group, Inc., a Chicago-based creative services firm, announced today it is accepting applications for The 2018 McGuffin Grant. Now in its eighth year, The McGuffin Grant was created to provide creative strategies and design solutions every year to a worthy 501(c)(3) working to help people or the planet. Applications for the 2018 grant are available at mcguffincg.com/grant and must be submitted by Saturday, March 31. Launched in 2011, The McGuffin Grant gives one nonprofit recipient per year the expertise and guidance of the McGuffin team, totaling $25,000 worth…

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