The National Association of Black Journalists new report says:

“According to the 2010 United States Census, non-Whites comprise nearly 35% of the U-S population but the study finds that people of color fill only 12% of the newsroom manager positions at stations owned by ABC, Belo Corporation, CBS, Cox, Fox, Gannett, Hearst, Lin Media, Media General, Meredith, NBC, Nexstar Broadcasting, E.W. Scripps Company, Post-Newsweek and Tribune.”

“Out of a total of 1,157 managers, 1,017 are White, 81 are Black, 42 are Hispanic, 16 are Asian and 1 is Native American.”

‘”These numbers are disappointing,” said NABJ president Gregory H. Lee, Jr. “If the media doesn’t reflect America, the stories and issues of those who are under-represented will not be told.”‘


Click here for the NABJ 2011Diversity Census

Click here for the NABJ 2011 Network Diversity Census- Summary of Findings

National Association of Black Journalists
Aprill O. Turner