Diversifying Journalism - Newsroom Staff
We are three journalists (Sely, Ana, and Jasmine) trying to amplify POC voices in U.S. newsrooms.
People of color make up 40% of the U.S. population, but represent a far lower share of the staff in most newsrooms. According to a 2019 RTDNA survey on diversity in local television newsrooms, only 26% of employees and 17% of news directors were people of color. Meanwhile, in print and online publications, 17% of the staff and 13% of the leadership identified as POC, according to a CJR report in 2018.
We are compiling an online database of POC newsroom staff across the country. Our goal is to connect job seekers with employers, mentors with mentees, and identify future newsroom leaders. The database will eventually be available on our website. We hope this will be a first step in broadening the landscape of journalism.
The only criteria is that you self-identify as POC and you have a minimum of five work samples.
We need your help! Please share and/or fill out this survey.
Prefer not to say
Middle Eastern or North African descent
What is your area in journalism?
Product and design
Audience engagement/social media
Data analysis and visualization
Which of the following best describes your role?
Consultant or advisor
Years of experience in newsrooms
Languages that you speak proficiently. (If multiple, please separate them by commas.)
Arts and entertainment
If you have a regional expertise, write down the name of the state, country, or region. (If multiple, please separate them by commas.)
Location (city and state)
What's the best place to find you on the web? Please provide a link or handle. (Website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram.)
Link to your work:
If there's a second link you want to share, please put it here:
If you have been a manager, how many years have you been in that position?
What would like your next role to be?
Consultant or advisor
If you are responsible for hiring in your newsroom, would like to have access to the DiJo database?
Are you interested in being a mentor or looking to be a mentee?
Yes, I want to be a mentor
Yes, I want to be a mentee
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