For decades, the explosive growth of minority groups in the U.S. has transformed the nation’s demographic landscape and influenced everything from politics to sports.
The shift has also called attention to predominantly white newsrooms that don’t reflect the communities they serve — a longstanding problem in mainstream media outlets.
By 2044, more than half of all Americans will belong to a minority group, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Yet recent reports from the American Society of News Editors show that minority journalists — those who identify as Asian American, black and Hispanic — make up only about 12 percent of the nation’s daily newsrooms. Click here to read the rest of the story.