These data tell a story where "diversity" meant taking the easiest, tiniest steps possible for most newsrooms. As a result? Gender diversity increased in 1/3 of newsrooms, while 1/5 newsrooms saw racial diversity DECREASE. https://t.co/gHPT4bWlTy pic.twitter.com/jeQSToqEOG
So, if you're a newsroom or HR manager, looking at these numbers today and wondering what you can do? Here's a few places to start:
1) Meet the AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ leadership in your market. We have chapters all over the country and we want to work with you.
Want to change the diversity of your newsroom and coverage?
Step 2: Post. Your. Jobs. The practice of asking a friend of a friend if they know anyone for an opening you haven't quite sussed out yet is bullshit. Post your jobs publicly and expansively. Send them to AAJA/NABJ/NAHJ