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News Industry Fails to Hire Minority Journalists

By Kiersten Clifford There is a lack of minority journalists. This isn’t an opinion, it is a fact. According to the American Society for New Editors diversity report, in 2016 only 17 percent of journalists were a minority (this only … Continue reading

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Underrepresentation of Women in News Media

By Kenzie Mueller Women are prominent and powerful figures in society, but how often they are portrayed in news media would show otherwise. Not only is the amount of coverage on women in the news lacking, but how they are … Continue reading

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Study: TV news portrays Black Americans more fairly

By Taylor Pomasl Recent research shows that the news media portrayal of Black Americans is making strides to becoming less biased. As issues of race gained national attention during the 1990s, “many social scientists and communication scholars sought to study … Continue reading

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Why diversity matter in a news room.

Are the newsroom diverse enough? The goal of every newsroom is to present its viewers with daily stories that represents or interests their community. Anything ranging from community events, to local crimes, or covering the president’s speech.  In order for … Continue reading

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Journalism lacks minority professionals

America is a “melting pot” of different races and cultures, but how much of the pot is being represented in newsrooms across the country? The minority population in The United States has risen approximately 10 percent in the past 20 years. … Continue reading

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Journalists Should Avoid Bias

Avoiding bias in journalism is one of the most important tasks in the career. There are many options when trying to learn to be unbiased when writing or reporting a news story.  In an article by students at the THINK … Continue reading

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News coverage stereotypes minorities

When a heavily armed white man entered a movie theater in suburban Denver last year, killing 12 people and injuring 50 others, he was called a ‘gunman.’ News media speculated he had a mental illness. But when a 19-year-old Somali-American … Continue reading

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U.S. newsrooms continue to lack diversity

In a highly diverse society, whites still dominate the newsroom. According to the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), 5.7 percent of minority newsroom positions were lost in 2011 as revealed in a census by the ASNE along with the Center … Continue reading

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