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Diversity takes another hit in journalism

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Drip, May 19, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This is something that should be discussed. Are newspapers going backward in terms of diversity?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I mean, at this point where people are losing their jobs every day, does anybody give a fuck about this?
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I see your point Mizzou but it still shouldn't be ignored. The numbers are staggering.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Idealogically, yes. Pragmatically, no.
  5. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    I gotta agree with Mizzougrad.

    Diversity, investigative journalism, all that noble garbage they feed you is secondary to profits. The dollar rules. Ethics, diversity, and journalistic purpose and calling are garbage they feed you to convince you that you should get paid like a 7-11 clerk.

    We have all been had.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Another point that stood out.
    The Diversity Chairman -- in a time when diversity is taking a hit in newsroom firings -- had her job eliminated. That's called something, I'm not sure what.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's a bad sign fish.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Had to laugh when I got a look at Gannett's executive committee. For a corporation that talks so much about diversity, their top executive ranks are pretty damn white and male.

    This stuff is important - and if you see the increase of publications targeting specific demographics in the last 10 years- it seems apparent most newspapers missed the boat completely in responding to demographic shifts.
  9. I don't know, Dan. I find it hard to believe newspapers could miss the boat on something this big. Next you'll say they've been slow to respond to the internet or something equally preposterous.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Newspapers are dying and people are worried about this shit?

    C'mon people.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    So what? You only rectify it by hiring, or by firing the people whose departure would put the numbers back in order. To the first point: HAHAHAHAHAHA! To the second point: no one has the time or inclination to be that selective. And I imagine a company would leave themselves vulnerable to a lawsuit if they tried.
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