By Ann Brown
Diversity in the newsroom is still sorely lacking. In fact, according to an American Society of News Editors’ newsroom diversity survey, major national outlets continue to be dominated by white men and women.
“Nationally, Hispanic, Black and Asian women make up less than 5 percent of newsroom personnel at traditional print and online news publications, according to 2016 data from the American Society of News Editors…But the numbers lag far behind demographic shifts in a country where nearly 40 percent of Americans are part of a minority group. Around the country, local newsrooms remain largely white by most measures,” NPR reported.
A new program that will be launched in spring 2019 by Historically Black University Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) might help to shift these numbers.
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