As the National Association of Black Journalists opens its annual conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday, a topic of conversation is likely to be its recent efforts to get more black anchors on prime-time news programs.
But another issue may form a larger backdrop — the association’s decision to end its alliance with three other minority journalist groups after nearly 20 years.
The rift between N.A.B.J. and the Unity: Journalists of Color coalition comes as the number of minorities in newsrooms across the country has declined for the third consecutive year.
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