Economy tests media’s diversity; Newsrooms struggle to look more like the audience
While hundreds of minority journalists are in Boston for a conference this week, industry leaders are trying to tackle a growing concern: how to preserve diversity in the nation’s newsrooms.
As part of the annual Asian American Journalists Association convention, which is expected to draw more than 650 journalists, labor organizers, media corporations, and representatives from US minority journalism groups plans to discuss how to maintain diversity among the press. The meeting comes at a time when the industry is struggling with revenue losses and massive job cuts because of the recession and readers’ and advertisers’ migration to the Web. To read the full story, click here.