Today, we are very proud to announce the launch of the albert news consortium, a group which has been set up to support the broadcast and production community specifically engaged in news television.
The news consortium will work alongside the BAFTA albert consortium which is now in its 10th year and the albert sports consortium which launched in 2020 with Hazel Irvine as its chair.
Much like the other two groups the news consortium will focus on the specific environmental issues related to news and will work collaboratively to create initiatives designed to reduce the impact of news production as well as inspiring sustainable futures through its content.
Michelle Whitehead, Special Projects Manager at albert commented “The challenges faced by the broadcast news community are quite unique when compared to those of our core Consortium members, not least because news producers have to react with a moments notice to breaking news and have to broadcast from all over the world. We wanted to create a separate group that could discuss the challenges they face and work on tailored solutions that can help them achieve net-zero carbon emissions.”