Media links, stories and other coverage of the project.
Below are links to selected media coverage of our project.
TV and Radio
Radio and television coverage of the project has included extensive features on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, LBC, talkRADIO, regional BBC stations, and Newstalk Radio Ireland, among many others.
BBC Two [episode 1 from 13:00, episide 2 from 25:33]
How to Crack the Class Ceiling
BBC Radio 4
Word of Mouth: Accent Bias
BBC Radio 4 [from 34.02]
Women’s Hour: Accents
BBC Radio 4 [from 8.40]
Subtitle Podcast [from 17.47]:
We speak: Accent discrimination and bias
BBC News: One in four have accents mocked in work – survey
Guardian: Can you ‘lose’ an accent? And more importantly, why would you want to?
Forbes: New Report Reveals The Pervasiveness Of Accent Biases At Work
Telegraph: Revealed: The UK’s least respected accent
Independent: People mocked and criticised for their accents throughout their lives – report
Times: Accentuate the positive
Guardian: Bias against working-class and regional accents has not gone away, report finds
“Essex and London accents deemed less intelligent, researchers find”
“France may ban discrimination against people without French accents”
“Reducing accent bias begins at the recruitment stage”
“Can accent discrimination become a legal reality?”
“British people still think some accents are smarter than others – what that means in the workplace”
“Bias against regional working class accents develops in middle age, study finds”
“Birmingham and Afro-Caribbean accents face worst bias in UK, study finds”
“Accents that face the most discrimination revealed in study”