Journalists of Color Survey: Let's build the resource guide you need
Journalists of color bring unique strengths to the field but also face a number of challenges in their newsrooms or when working for publications as freelancers. From salary gaps to running diversity initiatives, journalists who are underrepresented in newsrooms shoulder a number of burdens that requires extra research and information.
This project seeks to address this need for information within the community of journalists of color. We, Disha Raychaudhuri, Moiz Syed and Lam Thuy Vo, would like to build a website that aggregates all the information that journalists of color may need in their day-to-day — whether it's data on salaries in the industry or tips on how to shape a more inclusive work culture. We would love your input to ensure that we serve as broad of a community as possible in the most effective ways: please fill out this survey.
The project is spearheaded by three journalists who met through an informal slack network of journalists of color (
), and is funded by the News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (
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Demographic and professional information
This section is optional but can help us reach out to specific organizations to find information that is needed by groups of specific demographic or professional backgrounds within the journalists of color community. It can also help improve how we surface information and partner with organizations to deliver some of this information more directly.
What is your age?
65 years or older
How do you identify your gender?
Non-binary / third gender
Prefer not to say
What is your race? (One or more categories may be selected)
Black or African American
Native American or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Are you Hispanic or Latinx?
Hispanic or Latinx
Not Hispanic or Latinx
How long have you worked in the journalism/media industry?
Less than 1 year
More than 10 years
What is your current employment status in journalism?
In-between jobs, looking for work
In-between jobs, not currently looking for work
Former journalist, now employed in another industry
What is your current job title (if applicable)?
What is the size of the organization (if applicable)?
Less than 100 employees
More than 5000 employees
Tells us about the resources you want!
Below are a few questions that will guide us in our research for resources you want.
How important to you is a resource documenting salary data from journalism industry and salary negotiations?
How important to you is a resource with information on career-furthering strategies?
How important to you is a resource documenting demographic statistics on diversity in newsrooms?
How important to you is a resource with information that helps you improve your current workplace (diversity committee blue prints, resources for newsroom wide diversity trainings, etc.)?
What are some resources that could help your career as a journalist but are not easily accessible to you or resources that you currently depend on?
What are your most urgent concerns about your journalism career?
What are your top priorities for the next year of your journalism career?
We really appreciate your input. If you'd like for us to stay in touch with you, please provide some information about you below! We will send out the guide upon completion. We've also provided a field for you to leave us feedback of any kind. Know that your input is greatly appreciated.
What's your name?
What's your email address?
Anything else you'd like to tell us?
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