Walking the talk on diversity

“Little has truly been done to genuinely expose and dismantle the biases within our newsrooms and better inform how we produce journalism.”

2021 will be the year news organizations walk the talk in terms of diversity and inclusion.

Much has been said over the past decade about the importance of diversity and how it benefits organizations in terms of creativity, innovation, and effectiveness. But little has truly been done to genuinely expose and dismantle the biases within our newsrooms and better inform how we produce journalism.

We will now see a real effort to not only appoint more people of color to leadership positions, including at the helm of news organizations and on their boards of directors, but also to harness that diversity to reshape the power structures and ensure they better represent the people and communities we serve.

Jose Zamora is vice president of strategic communications for Univision News.

2021 will be the year news organizations walk the talk in terms of diversity and inclusion.

Much has been said over the past decade about the importance of diversity and how it benefits organizations in terms of creativity, innovation, and effectiveness. But little has truly been done to genuinely expose and dismantle the biases within our newsrooms and better inform how we produce journalism.

We will now see a real effort to not only appoint more people of color to leadership positions, including at the helm of news organizations and on their boards of directors, but also to harness that diversity to reshape the power structures and ensure they better represent the people and communities we serve.

Jose Zamora is vice president of strategic communications for Univision News.

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