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Science says diversity makes us smarter

A summary of research studies by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers, showing a causal relationship between diversity and innovation.

Successful efforts to diversify newsrooms must come from the top. This is a terrific, accessible article to present to skeptical leadership; it’s difficult to use the usual arguments against intentional diversity initiatives when the science says otherwise. It also provides a good roundup of many of the studies out there that show a positive correlation between diversity and intellect.