BBC Scotland launches hunt for more women contributors

A BID by the BBC to have more women contributors on TV and radio is inviting prospective subjects to attend a training day in Glasgow.

The event – on August 28 and called Expert Women – is being organised at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay HQ and is free to attend.

Says the BBC, the initiative is designed “to help recognised female experts feel comfortable appearing on television, radio and online as contributors or presenters”.

There have been similar events already, in London, Salford, Belfast and Cardiff.

Adds a BBC media release: “Up to 30 women will attend the day in Glasgow which will offer a range of practical media experience, including training sessions on camera and in a radio studio as well as masterclasses and networking with experienced programme makers and industry leaders.

“The experts will all be specialists in fields requested by the region’s news teams and other programme makers. For Scotland these are: cultural commentary, history, art history and curating, natural history, sport, political analysis, GPs and medicine, and science.”

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