It’s more than skin color. But skin color is important. It’s more than finding kids early and recruiting them to the profession. But that’s essential, too. It’s more than think tanks and journalism reviews. But they are valuable. Diversification of newsrooms, creative recruitment programs, and in-depth media criticism must take place as the hard-working and committed people of journalism strive to cover the whole of their communities, the entirety of their audience.
The Society of Professional Journalists does not come out with a ranking of journalism schools for good reasons; the best reason is that an individual student’s needs cannot be measured by a generic list attempting to define quality through imprecise numbers.