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Seven ways media can attract a more diverse workforce

Saturday at the Public Radio News Directors Inc. conference in St. Louis, Andrew Ramsammy, director of content projects and initiatives at Public Radio International, said, “Clearly the issue of diversity is no longer an inside thing. As we’ve seen, the public has keenly become aware about diversity, both inside and outside of media. And they […]

100 years of Pulitzer Prize data shows racial and gender disparities: 84% of Pulitzer winners in the last 100 years have been white

Analyzing 100 years of data on Pulitzer Prize winners, Columbia Journalism Review found that Pulitzer winners are growing more diverse, but that progress is moving very slowly. CJR’s analysis found that 84 percent of Pulitzer winners over the last 100 years have been white, and only 30 African Americans have won. But despite the racial […]

By designing its products to be accessible for those with disabilities, Google’s products become better for all its users

“Accessibility is a basic human right,” says Google’s senior manager of accessibility engineering Eve Andersson. “It benefits everyone.” Though Andersson’s team focuses on how to make Google’s products just as usable for those with disabilities as those without, that focus creates a better product for all users. For example, autocomplete and voice controls are features […]

The Washington Post’s union says women make on average 86 percent of what men make

After it was asked by members to look into pay disparities at the Washington Post, the Washington-Baltimore News Guild says that women earn on average 86 percent of what men at the Post earn. Broken down by job, male reporters earn $7,000 more, male columnists earn $23,000 more, and male producers earn $4,000 more than […]

Planning a panel? JAWS will help you find women to speak on it

Panels at journalism conferences are often male-dominated; JAWS is trying to change that by helping panel planners find qualified women to speak. To get JAWS’ help finding women to speak on your panel, conference organizers can fill out a form on their website with location, subject matter and other info about the panel, and JAWS […]

Why Sree Sreenivasan is boycotting all-male panels at journalism conferences

In a post on Facebook, Sree Sreenivasan says he’s done with participating in and attempting all-male panels at journalism conferences: “I have been saying no all-male panels for me and talked myself out of several appearances as a result. I have decided the only way to do something is to call out the organizers who […]

A tip for how reporters can increase the diversity of their sources

Writing about how he set out to include more female sources in his stories, writer John R. Platt shares an important tip from Women’s Media Center’s Kate McCarthy on how all reporters can increase the diversity of sources they turn to again and again. McCarthy suggests that reporters spend some time in between deadlines building […]

Dean Baquet: Story about backlash to Gay Talese on Twitter was ‘flawed’

In a story titled “Gay Talese Goes Through the Twitter Wringer,” NYT executive editor Dean Baquet says the paper made an “unfortunate example” of how it is too often clumsy in its handling of race and gender. The story covered controversial remarks Talese made about female journalists at a conference at Boston University, recounting an […]

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