Source:Manny Garcia, Felicia Harris, Jyoti Thottam, Matt Thompson and Liz Roldan
Affiliation:USA TODAY Network, University of Houston-Downtown, The New York Times, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and WFOR/CBS Miami
While there’s been much talk about diversifying newsrooms for what seems like decades, recent reports indicate that newsroom employees are less diverse than U.S. workers overall. Meanwhile, voices from underrepresented groups are leading the way in content creation and garnering national audiences in spite of the overwhelming sameness plaguing U.S. newsrooms. Although the next generation of newsroom employees are on track to be more diverse, the startling lack of present-day diversity requires us to move beyond the idea of recruitment and address a more pressing question: once they’re on our teams, how do we support and retain journalists from underrepresented groups?
In this session, you’ll hear from award-winning journalists and hiring editors on how they navigate these conversations, from their own personal experiences to how they are shaping their newsroom cultures to retain the much-needed voices that are missing.