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U.S. Newsrooms still struggle with racial and gender diversity

U.S. newsrooms continue to be predominantly white and male, more so than workplaces overall, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.

Newsrooms are less diverse than U.S. workplaces overall, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. And, while it may not be surprising that more than three-quarters of newsroom employees are non-Hispanic white people and that 61% are men, when looking at younger newsroom employees the proportion by gender is closer to that of the overall workforce.

“Newsroom employees ages 18 to 29 are just as likely as workers overall to be men (51% in both groups). Among older workers, newsroom employees are disproportionately male: About two-thirds of newsroom employees ages 30 and older are men, compared with a little over half of all U.S. workers.”