Newsroom Diversity Survey

ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey

Increasing diversity in U.S. newsrooms has been a primary ASNE mission since 1978. The Society has been an industry leader in helping news organizations better reflect their communities.

The ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey (previously known as the Newsroom Employment Census), sponsored by a significant grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is a tool ASNE uses to measure the success of its goal of having the percentage of minorities working in newsrooms nationwide equal to the percentage of minorities in the nation's population by 2025. 

Florida International University's School of Communication + Journalism has been conducting the research since 2015. Google News Lab is a new partner for the 2017 diversity survey.