The reaction makes me wonder how badly our industry really lacks for people with more diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Our journalism would be better if we were a better representation of the backgrounds and experiences our audiences have.
So this one time at a journalism conference…
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While I completely agree that newsrooms need more diversity, it may be difficult to have every facet of society represented. That’s where empathy — what Heather Chapman at The New School calls “listening with humility” — can fill in the gaps.

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