Stanley, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, said:
The New York Times said earlier this year that the percentage of non-white staff increased from 27% in 2015 to 34% last year. At the Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today, the majority of newsroom staff are women.
When heading news at NBCUniversal last year, Cesar Conde publicly set a goal of 50% minority and 50% female, although there was no deadline. Since then, the network says the average monthly hire is 48% for people of color and 63% for women. The proportion of minority sectors increased from 27% to 30%.
Doris Chuon, director of training and diversity at Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank, says hiring and maintaining minorities is important, but it’s also important to maintain them. She said the news industry is seeing a generational shift among young staff who are not willing to wait for their attitude to change.
“There is a pipeline problem,” said Robert Hernandez, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. “We produce a diverse range of students. In reality, they are not hired, held, or promoted.”
Efforts to track the diversity of journalism have been delayed | National News
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