Study Shows that Minority Journalists Write Only 7% of U.S. Election Stories

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By: Daniel Guerra | Knight Center

A new study finds that 93 percent of front page stories at major U.S. newspapers covering the 2012 presidential election were written by white journalists. Reporters from minority groups account for fewer than 7 percent of articles covering the election, with Asian reporters writing 4 percent, African-American reporters 2.1 percent, and by Hispanic reporters at 0.9 percent.

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