YouTube has ordered five new original projects as part of its Black Voices Fund.

It will launch Recipe for Change: Amplifying Black Women featuring Mary J. Blige, Saweetie, Tabitha Brown, Jackie Aina, which will see them come together to celebrate the stories, traditions, identities and experiences of Black women as they gather around the dinner table.

It has also ordered Retro Tech: Future Tech with Marques Brownlee (w/t), which will explore the technology of the future and its impact on underrepresented communities, A New Green Book special featuring Terrell Grice, The Mandela Project, a series celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and Spectrum Global: Being Black In…, which reimagines a popular Jubilee video series and explores Blackness across the globe.

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ITN appoint its first Editorial Diversity Partner

ITN has appointed Ronke Phillips, Senior Correspondent for ITV News London, as its first Editorial Diversity Partner – a new role working across ITN’s three newsrooms – ITV News, Channel 4 News and 5 News, and ITN Productions. The position is rooted within editorial teams to support ITN’s commitment to developing the careers of journalists from underrepresented groups into middle and senior editorial roles in news and production.

The role is intended to build on the progress ITN has already made through its 2020 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Action Plan, with a focus on sharing best practice across the newsrooms and ensuring there is diverse representation at key editorial, decision-making meetings.

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