NLA scraps 2021 diversity survey results after finding ‘data integrity’ issues


The News Leaders Association will not be releasing the results of its 2021 diversity survey due to problems with the collected demographic information, the organization announced Friday.

Those issues include discrepancies in how certain racial and ethnic categories were counted and percentages that did not add up to 100, executive director Myriam Márquez said. Two data visualization experts reviewed the data over the summer and found that a number of newsrooms had failed to complete the survey correctly, leaving NLA with two options: recollect the data or start anew. NLA chose the latter.

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