FEED Spring 2022 Web

WHO CAN WE TRUST? Block demonstrates how, although there has been a lot of academic literature surrounding the subject and industry data is rich, information is poor. There has been a lot of emphasis on monitoring and gathering quantitative data measures, but limited focus on practical interventions and qualitative research. In some studies, this is referred to as an empty shell; with a concern that there is insufficient information to enable change. Block highlights the focus on monitoring and addressing the what, but not the why.


Number of research studies covering diversity characteristics by screen sector Note that one item can cover multiple diversity characteristics in multiple screen sectors

30 35 25 20

15 10

5 0



Creative industries

Video games

Animation programming

Visual effects

Gender & gender reassignment Race & ethnicity

Age Pregnancy Disability Social class

Location Sexual orientation

Diversity (unspecified)



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