U.S. Newsrooms diversity research: 87% of the respondents are white

U.S. Newsrooms diversity research: 87% of the respondents are white

At the end of 2021, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications conducted its second-ever Medill Media Industry Survey, run by Associate Professor Stephanie Edgerly of Medill, and Danielle K. Brown, the Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality, at the University of Minnesota.
Limited and segregated group of respondents
The first interesting remark is that only 6% of news media employees answered the Medill survey, while the respondents were predominantly white, at 86.9%.
Out of 25,000 people invited to participate in the survey, only 1,500 members of the U.S. news media completed the questionnaire. The full database used for the reach-out was Cision’s and included individuals who had at least one of the following keywords in their profile: columnist, correspondent, director, editor, producer, reporter, writer.

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