Half of the sources I quoted this year for @business were women. That’s 337 in total, or about one a day. Unfortunately, it's an anomaly in journalism & something I've failed at miserably in the past. Here’s how I got there & why I believe it improved my reporting:
You’ve probably heard the refrain for years: Reporters don't quote enough women & POC. Business journalism is even worse, chalked up to disparities in the finance industry. It wasn't until this January, when I reviewed my own work, that I discovered the gravity of the problem.
Last year, just 13% of sources I quoted (62 in total) were women. I was appalled. Here I was thinking & talking about diversity on a daily basis, yet my own work didn't hold up to snuff.