This is NOT The Year for NABJ, UNITY to be Meeting Separately

The latest figures on newsroom diversity ought to make a case for why the nation’s largest groups of journalists of color should be meeting TOGETHER This summer. There is strength in numbers when ti comes to diversity

The latest newsroom diversity census came out today and it’s no surprise the news is not good– the number of African American journalists declined for the fourth consecutive year.

But, I’m not sure minority journalists are set up to do anything about this — especially in 2012.

African Americans in the newsroom workforce fell from 4.68 percent in 2011 to 4.65 percent.

The data released by the American Society of News Editors, which concluded its annual convention today, show overall the percentage of racial minorities in newsroom at 12.32 percent, down a percentage point from 2010 census.
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