News staffing: Women up, minorities down

Women increased their share of jobs in newsrooms in both television and radio in 2009, according to a new study, but minorities lost ground after peaking in 2008. The study, produced annually, comes from RTNDA and Hofstra University.  Women now hold 41.4% of TV news positions and 28.1% of all radio slots, and hold their own in the tally of news directors. However, minorities fell from 23.6% of total TV staff in 2008 to 21.8%, and went from 11.8% to 8.9% in the radio department.  To read the full article click here.