While I do applaud a Ph.D. student for focusing on the lack of diversity in newsrooms, these two lines are what makes me shake my head at the industry:
“The number of minorities graduating from journalism programs and applying for jobs doesn’t seem to be the problem after all.”
“The problem is that these candidates are not being hired.”
I wrote this Medium piece last year: There is no pipeline problem. Chances are you are the problem.
And I and other diverse colleagues created The Journalism Diversity Project.
No more studies are needed to point out the industry is not diverse.
No more excuses.
Do something. Hire diverse people.