Opinion

December 8, 2011

Commentary: Minorities play too small of a role in U.S. media jobs

Opening most publications or turning on the TV today would make many think people of color have left the planet. Minorities are appearing a lot less in the media as journalists, newsroom managers, experts, commentators and actors despite the nation’s black president and the U.S. surging toward majority-minority demographics. Those were key points of an American Prospect magazine article and a National Association of Black Journalists 2011 diversity census report. The article, “The Right Messengers,” said the American media “does a terrible job of covering racial issues — and having a president of color has done little to change that fact.”

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