Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Bad Year For Minorities In Broadcast Journalism
The minorities in the United States increased as a percentage of population from 2009 to 2010, but at the same time, minority staffing in radio and television news departments was decreasing, and in neither case did the numbers reflect the total population, according to the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University study.
In 2010, minorities made up 35.3% of total population, but comprised only 20.2% of TV news staffing and an almost invisible 5% of radio staffing. The 2009 numbers were 34.4%, 21.8% and 8.9% respectively.
rbr.com: Bad Year For Minorities In Broadcast Journalism