Explore with me the changing environment for minorities in media.
Great strides had been made in the growth of minority representation in traditional newsrooms before the Great Recession reversed those gains across all races. The environment that remains has seen considerable change from the days when the industry self-imposed measures to increase diversity.Read what the media watchers at Poynter have to say about staffing in newspaper newsrooms.
New day dawning
While the economy undergoes a revival of sorts, media are not only recovering from the devastating financial setbacks, they are riding the tempest of the digital age. It’s a new world. Half of all adults in the United States have a mobile connection using their smartphones or tablets, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Economist Group. The study shows nearly a third of mobile news consumers are adding new sources of news. What do these changes hold for minorities. Read more from the 2012 study here.