Report shows progress on newsroom diversity, more work ahead

The latest release from the 2018 RTDNA/Hofstra University Newsroom Survey shows that while more women and people of color are working in newsrooms, those numbers are down for radio and the growth in minorities in the newsroom is not keeping up with the percentage of minorities in the U.S. population.

Here are a few more takeaways from the report:

  • The disparity in representation of people of color in TV management is shrinking.
  • The percentage of TV news employees overall and of TV news directors who are women is at an all-time high.
  • There are fewer women and people of color in radio this year than last.
  • The percentage of people of color in radio is up from its low in 2010, but down from the high 22 years ago and far from on par with the population overall.

What to you take away from this report?