Inspirational YOU presents the B.C.O.M.S networking evening
Monday 23rd April 2012
5 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA
Come along to mingle, share experiences and strengthen your networks.
This is an open event.
Founded – 2009
Black Collective of Media in Sport (B.C.O.M.S.)
BCOMS was founded in 2009 by like-minded sports media professionals, concerned at the under-representation of black people in their chosen career field and committed to developing positive change. Working across the full breadth of broadcast media – in TV, radio, online and print – BCOMS members include award-winning journalists, producers, presenters, researchers, production managers and editors. BCOMS members work for the top names in sports media, including the BBC, Sky, ITV, Channel 4, major independents and on Fleet Street.
BCOMS believes that African and Caribbean’s are significantly under-represented in the sports media despite disproportionate interest in, and achievement from, the community in this area. An independent group, BCOMS is committed to help engender a greater representation of black people in the field through innovative networking, campaigning and training programmes. Through developing relationships with media organizations, educational establishments, existing trade bodies and key decision-makers, the group will promote its case for the benefits of increased diversity in the sports media and help offer the paths to achieving it.
BCOMS aims to be the first port of call both for black professionals in the sports media and talented newcomers looking to develop their careers.
Working for a better playing field in British sports media BCOMS aims to improve the representation of Africans and Caribbean’s within the sports media through networking, campaigning and training.