Good stuff on media diversity. Even The NY Times’ Nick Kristof (not know for his conversative views) admits newsrooms need to expand their hiring practices:
We also need more diverse newsrooms. When America was struck by race riots in the late 1960’s, major news organizations realized too late that their failure to hire black reporters had impaired their ability to cover America. In the same way, our failure to hire more red state evangelicals limits our understanding of and ability to cover America today.
Before we can do anything about the problem, we need to admit that lack of diversity is a problem. At my journalism school, I’ve heard no one come close to mentioning this as a problem. But, I’ve gotten plenty of emails on the listserv about this organization.