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Beyond the Numbers: Media Diversity and Local News

“For every 100 people, there are 2.2 black females in the newspaper industry,” reveals a new report from The American Society of News Editors. Among many others, this shocking statistic is why Josh Stearns stresses the need for newsrooms to better reflect the diversity of their communities: “This work isn’t tangential to creating more sustainable, impactful and engaged journalism, it is central to it.”

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