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ASNE releases details on diversity in 733 U.S. newsrooms

Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2016) - The American Society of News Editors today released more detailed information on diversity in 733 individual U.S. newsrooms. The information was collected as part of ASNE's annual Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, of which initial results were made public on Sept. 9.
 

ASNE releases 2016 Diversity Survey results

Columbia, Mo. (Sept.9, 2016) -- Minority journalists comprised 17 percent of the workforce in newsrooms that responded to this year's ASNE Diversity Survey.
 
The annual survey also found that 28 percent of the news organizations reported having at least one minority journalist among their top three editors and 77 percent reported having at least one woman in a top-three position.

The results summarize responses from 737 news organizations, including 646 newspapers and 91 digital-only news sites.

Please take part in the 2016 ASNE Diversity Survey

 
ASNE launched the 2016 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, previously known as the Newsroom Employment Census. Your organization should have received an email with the survey. Please fill it out promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. Contact us at asne@asne.org if you haven't received the survey. 

2016 ASNE Diversity Survey needs your participation

 
ASNE launched the 2016 Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey, previously known as the Newsroom Employment Census, which began in 1978. When your organization receives the survey in the email, please fill it out promptly and help us accurately measure the progress toward diversity in U.S. newsrooms. It's critical that we make online and newspaper newsrooms as diverse as the nation's population to provide fair and accurate coverage of communities and the country. 

A shoutout to news executives from ASNE President Pam Fine: 'Do the country a favor and participate in the ASNE Diversity Survey'

 
ASNE is sending out the 2016 newsroom diversity survey (previously known as the newsroom census) this week. With revisions, the survey reflects the growth of online-only news organizations, changes in job types, reliance on part-time journalists and other trends. Please fill it out promptly when your organziation receives it in the email.

The diversity survey is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

2015 ASNE newsroom census in the spotlight

 
We hope you saw our report on the 2015 ASNE Newsroom Employment Census that was released Tuesday. We also posted all the relevant numbers in 15 detailed tables. The census was in the spotlight as soon as we released the results and has received both national and international publicity through detailed analyses and social media. 

Click on the headline for links to some of news stories about the 2015 ASNE census and its results. 

ASNE releases 2015 newsroom census results


The percentage of minorities in newsrooms remains relatively steady at 12.76 percent, and 63 percent of newspapers have at least one woman among top-three editors.

We need more data for 2015 ASNE census

 
If you haven't filled out the survey, please do it as soon as possible, and help us accurately measure diversity in U.S. newsrooms. 

ASNE prepares to launch 2015 Newsroom Employment Census

 
We're getting ready to launch the 2015 newsroom census. An email will be sent to the main contact of your organization this week. Please respond promptly to our completely annonymous survey and help us get a step closer to achieve our long-term goal of increasing diversity in U.S. newsrooms.

2014 ASNE Newsroom Census in the spotlight


We hope you saw our 
report on the 2014 ASNE Newsroom Census that was releasedTuesday. We also posted all the numbers in 15 detailed tables. The census was in the spotlight as soon as we released the results and has received a lot of publicity through detailed analyses and social media. 
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