Small Steps, But: Most Big American Newsrooms are Now Led by Someone Other Than a White Man

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Among the 20 biggest dailies, nearly two-thirds of their newsrooms are run by a woman or a person of color (or both). But newsrooms still have a long way to go to be reflective of the communities they serve.

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Philip S Moore

Matthew B. Crawford, best-selling author and philosopher of work, has noted that the measure of value a company gives to a job is how well it is measured by task performance. Sadly, the very fact that the industry measures achievement in the newsroom by the non-work-related considerations of gender and ethnicity suggest that there is very little regard for newsroom jobs.

Tuesday, July 27