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Category Archives: Diversity in the News

Lori Lizarraga, passionate about telling stories from under-reported communities, joins NPR’s Code Switch

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Poynter selects 29 journalists of color for leadership academy intended to expand their impact as leaders

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Bernard Shaw’s advice to young journalists: ‘Strive to be the very best, use models that exemplify the very best’

Strive to be the very best and use models that exemplify the very best. Work very, very hard and remain confident in yourself. You will stumble many, many times. And I think stumbling is programed into the whole process.

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Bernard Shaw, ‘one of the most respected journalists in the country’ and CNN’s first chief anchor, dies at 82

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Report: White NY Times workers more likely to get top performance ratings; Employees of color get lowest

Racial Disparities in Performance Evaluations at The New York Times

No Black NY Times employees received highest performance rating in 2020; 90% of those who did were white

Specifically, white Guild members were more likely to get the top ratings, while Black and Hispanic members were more likely to get the lowest two ratings. I

 

The New York Times’s performance review system has for years given significantly lower ratings to employees of color, an analysis by

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Deggans: CNN should ‘call out prejudice and stereotypes,’ avoid false equivalence as way to appear apolitical

A plea to CNN: NPR’s Deggans suggests network avoid use of false equivalence as a way to appear apolitical

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Karine Jean-Pierre at NABJ-NAHJ convention discusses diversity, the press: ‘We’re not going to attack the media’

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks at 2022 NABJ-NAHJ Convention

Answering a question about whether the administration plans to address the increasing distrust between the public and the media, Jean-Pierre said “first and foremost, we’re not going to attack the media like the last administration, which put so many journalists in harm’s way.”

Valerie Roberts Evans, a Southern Methodist University professor, said that the press secretary meant a lot to her in terms of representation.

“Being an African American

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Allen Media Group acquires Black News Channel for $11 million, pulling the company out of bankruptcy

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Black Star Network founder Roland Martin: Black audiences see Black-owned media as authentic, trustworthy

 

 

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Older white male journalists less likely to believe the industry is lacking in racial and ethnic diversity

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Manny Suárez, a pillar of investigative journalism in Puerto Rico whose career spans 4 decades, dies at 92

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Pioneering Black journalist Bryant Rollins dies at 84; started diversity consulting firm to heal racial divisions

In 1960, Bryant Rollins stood at the intersection of sports and racism and journalism in Boston. On his first day covering the Red Sox for The Boston Globe, he was snubbed by the team’s owner, Tom Yawkey, who refused to attend the pre-game press dinner because a Black reporter would be there.

“He was not timid in letting other writers know that he boycotted the dinner because I was present,” Mr. Rollins recalled in a 1991 letter to Globe sports

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Ex-USA Today editor says diversity committee members seek to kill stories that ‘run afoul of their agenda’

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Ethnic press still feeling effects of pandemic: 4 Nepalese newspapers in New York City scrap print editions

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Trans content creator delivering news to young LGBTQ audiences through streaming platform Twitch

For over a year after she first joined Twitch, Clara Sorrenti used the streaming platform like most of its users: to broadcast herself playing video games for a handful of viewers.

But when Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, launched a campaign against gender-affirming care for young people, it struck a nerve with Sorrenti, who transitioned as a teenager. The 28-year-old took to Twitch, talking openly about her experience in hours-long streams.

Now, Sorrenti is one of the most

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Abortion coverage should be produced with nuance and context and include diverse perspectives

How to ensure diverse viewpoints in abortion coverage

Covering a complex topic that spans laws, beliefs and lived experience requires nuance and context

This is a complex topic. Laws vary by state, and personal beliefs (including religion) are often part of the conversation. Newsrooms continue to struggle with how much information staffers can reveal about their lived experience, and some journalists have firsthand knowledge that could inform how they approach coverage.

As with any developing story, our job as journalists

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Ex-Fox News host Melissa Francis gets $15 million settlement over claim of lower pay than male counterparts

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Sale of conservative Spanish-language talk radio station to 2 Democratic Latinas concerns listeners, hosts

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Applications open for Holden Diversity Fellowships that provide up to $3,000 to enroll in training programs

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4-day conference to celebrate impact of black-owned media outlets during Juneteenth weekend in Tulsa

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New wave of diverse, inclusive leaders focuses on guiding coverage while reforming newsroom culture

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ESPN executive Dave Roberts wants the network to be a model for diversity and industry hiring practices

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USC Annenberg and Paramount create scholarship to assist Latinx students earn journalism master’s degree

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Texas law enforcement declines to take questions from Spanish-language media during Uvalde presser

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Maynard Institute names 57 journalists to 2022 fellowship class in ongoing effort to expand diversity pipeline

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AP, Ida B. Wells Society, Maynard Institute plan initiative to improve newsroom diversity, inclusive storytelling

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Journalists of color in top roles since 2020 race reckoning trying to deliver on industry’s diversity promises

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Buffalo shooting victim Katherine Massey wrote for Black-owned newspaper; last column about gun violence

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Journalist and historian Jelani Cobb to begin new role as dean of Columbia Journalism School on Aug. 1

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Some news media call 18-year-old Buffalo shooter teenager; same-age black male suspects often called ‘men’

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Seattle Times reexamines racist coverage of Japanese Americans forced into internment camps 80 years ago

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Blavity CEO Morgan DeBaun on hiring, retaining Black talent: View diversity and inclusion as business strategy

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Behind the collapse of Black News Channel: ‘We were literally building a plane and flying it at the same time’

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Women tell researcher they see harassment, attacks as part of the price they pay for being female journalists

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Five steps for creating a diverse, inclusive newsroom from someone who leads one, YR Media CEO Kyra Kyles

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First two Black women in White House press corps, Ethel Payne and Alice Dunnigan, posthumously honored

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Managers of underrepresented journalists should give them assignments that allow them to learn new skills

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Journalists of color say they have limited access to Chicago mayor despite her criticism of media over diversity

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Women covering war: Female journalists speak about their careers and reporting on the war in Ukraine

 

 

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Short-lived 19th century abolitionist newspaper resurrected to tackle contemporary racial justice issues

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Journalism groups want participation in newsroom diversity survey required to qualify for a Pulitzer Prize

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Ex-Cosmo editor transformed blog into Australian women-focused multimedia outlet reaching 7M people

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Black journalists leaving Washington Post at disproportionately high rates despite recent accelerated hiring

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3 newsroom leaders of color share perspectives on past, future efforts to bring more diversity to journalism

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“Supreme hypocrisy”: Most newsrooms ignore survey to determine level of diversity in news industry

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Interview questions can help identify world views and experiences job candidates would bring to newsroom

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People 50 and older joining the citizen journalism ranks to fill gaps in community news coverage

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How to reach and retain younger, more diverse news consumers? Start by diversifying sourcing in stories

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WNYC editor accused of plagiarism alleges the public radio station harassed and discriminated against her

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Reuters Institute study looks at share of non-white top editors across five countries; findings unsurprising

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