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on today's AP Sports Digest

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pendleton, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member


    MINNEAPOLIS — Sports departments at U.S. newspapers get a failing grade for gender diversity and a C+ for racial diversity, according to a report. Seventy-eight percent of staffs at Associated Press Sports Editors member newspapers are white men.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    But I thought women were getting all the good jobs.
  3. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    That will be the subject of today's last session here at the APSE convention..
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I would like to see the breakdown of applications they get.

    I suspect the number of "white male" applications far exceeds 78 percent.

    Without knowing that number, you are criticizing departments for not going out and finding people who never even applied to their place.

    And at the risk of sounding like a prick, is "diversity" really a bona fide topic of conversation with axes lopping off 100+ jobs in a single stroke every day?
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah. Have job cuts been on the agenda out there?
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  7. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    Diversity is definitely important, but it seems like a much lesser priority in a summer in which many sports departments across the nation are losing 10 to 30 percent of their staffs.
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Maybe lack of diversity plays a role in why newspapers aren't connecting with readers.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Nope those are women teachers and replace the words good jobs with high school boys.
  10. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Great post.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    And what are the number of applicants of other races?
  12. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Not officially, but everyone's talking about them. Lot of people sailing on that same boat right now. It's a little depressing.
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