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The study suggests audience diversity results in favorable coverage for non-white political candidates. But newsroom diversity may be a boon for white candidates.
The study looked at sports articles in a German newspaper and found that the byline’s gender didn’t have a significant effect on readers’ perception of the writer’s expertise.
“We all grew up with All the President’s Men. You don’t want to take away from the power of that moment and the press holding the administration accountable. But we have to think, why was there not a Black person or a woman on that team?”
“[T]he way that food media was being presented to us, in prior years, was through a lens that was incredibly myopic, unimaginative, and formulaic.”
Nearly 75% of Canadian newsrooms are made up of white journalists, and 80% of newsrooms have no Black or Indigenous journalists on staff.
Men tended to report more than women, and overwhelmingly so at the wire outlets. The exceptions to this trend were CNN.com, HuffPost, and Vox.
“How do you have a conversation about America that’s not about race? It’s fundamental to the way American life is organized.”
The platform Beacon will match the first $500,000 Vargas can raise to support #EmergingUS, a news site that “lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America.”
“If we were starting the Institute” — a major force for diversity in journalism — “today, what would it need to be, and how would it survive?”