Journalism culture could be to blame for lack of newsroom diversity

From Prawny on Morguefile

A recent article from Poynter suggests that newsroom diversity initiatives don’t work because of newsroom culture.

“Transforming newsrooms could mean embracing this notion: assumptions about whiteness are as much a part of the problem of diversity as they are part of the solution,” Kathleen McElroy wrote. She’s the director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

Give it a read and see if the idea applies to your newsroom.