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    Exploring the dynamics of EDI leadership in the Irish screen industries: policy, practice and perspective

    Liddy, Susan and Kerrigan, Páraic and O’Brien, Anne (2022) Exploring the dynamics of EDI leadership in the Irish screen industries: policy, practice and perspective. International Journal of Cultural Policy. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1028-6632

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    Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in media are key concerns of contemporary academic research, current policy initiatives and ongoing activist debates in Ireland and across the world. This article evaluates the extent to which EDI change has been championed and best practice implemented by the leadership in Irish screen production. Adopting a qualitative case study approach, industry documents were analysed and structured in-depth interviews were undertaken with senior personnel across the sector. The findings suggest widespread support for EDI. The sector noted that wide ranging organisational change was needed alongside a coherent vision for the future. Visionary leadership from the top down and dedicated resources from government are identified as key requirements to embed EDI in the screen industries. However, in most cases, interviewees do not identify themselves, even implicitly, as industry leaders who are also empowered to generate change. Indeed, the actions taken to embed best practice in their own organisations often lag behind an expressed desire for change.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Leadership; policy; gender; diversity; Irish screen industries;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 17603
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    Depositing User: Anne O'Brien
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2023 10:46
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Cultural Policy
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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