In survival mode, diversity is a luxury. Few question the rallying cry that newsroom diversity is woefully lacking. Truth be told, though, good intentions to boost hiring haven’t translated to robust numbers: ASNE pushed its 2000 “racial parity” goal to 2025, but as the body count rises, the percentages are slipping (see tinyurl.com/yln53eh).
Jim Gray may be the youngest chief in Osage Nation history, but he is dealing with a complex old battle: press freedom in Indian Country. A former journalist and co-publisher of the Native American Times, Gray told the Native American Journalists Association on Aug.
So what kind of teachers could your school get if it paid them $125,000 a year?” That’s the question The New York Times posed in a recent story about an ambitious new charter school, the Equity Project, starting this fall in the predominantly Latino New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights.
First there were rumors and whispers. In the torrent of cutbacks and layoffs slamming media outlets across the country, some wondered whether minority journalists were the first to lose their jobs. Inquiries and questions of concern have come in steadily to SPJ’s Diversity Committee over the past several months.