Newsroom diversity: Falling short could be fatal

By Andrew Alexander
Ombudsman
Washington Post, Sunday, March 28, 2010; A13

Two years ago, The Post’s top editors were warned in a memo that they needed to expand newsroom diversity “or suffer the consequences.”   The writer was deputy managing editor Milton Coleman, who noted the rapidly changing racial and ethnic makeup of The Post’s circulation area. “Already we know that we are losing black readers and not gaining Asian and Spanish-dominant readers,” said Coleman, now a senior editor. “Immigration is driving population growth, especially throughout our increasingly important suburbs.”  READ MORE at Washingtonpost.com

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