Journalists of color make up nearly a third of the full-time workforce among online-only news organizations, according to data collected in the 2019 ASNE Newsroom Diversity Survey. The survey reflects newsroom demographics as they existed on Dec. 31, 2018.
“Participation in the 2019 ASNE Newsroom Diversity Survey also climbed more than five percentage points to 22.8 percent this year, from a historic low of 17 percent in the 2018 survey,” the news Leaders Association said in a news release. “The participating organizations reflect the diversity of news and information outlets serving communities across the country, including legacy newspapers, multi-city digital media start-ups, business publications and issue-specific sites.”
The American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors have merged to form the News Leaders Association. Its first combined convention concludes today in New Orleans.
Elsewhere: SPJ convention in San Antonio wraps up.