This submission suggests considerations for Ofcom’s review of the BBC’s representation and portrayal of the diverse communities of the UK. Purpose 4 of the Public Purposes in the BBC Charter suggests that the BBC’s output must, ‘reflect, represent and serve the diverse communities of the UK’. But recent BBC and Ofcom research suggests that especially younger audiences from working-class backgrounds, ethnic minorities, disabled people and individuals identifying as LGBT do not feel that their needs are being met. We address areas of consideration in relation to each of the proposed methods for Ofcom’s review in terms of: Framing, Speaking to audiences, Content analysis and Understanding the content creation chain.

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