Tag: media diversity

by Katherine Krueger

When University of Missouri student protesters’ clash with members of the media went viral last week, I couldn’t help but wonder how student journalists were faring. Protesters called for no media presence as they camped out — saying they had finally created a safe space on a campus where being a student of color means […] more »

by Paul Voakes

Think of a talented young person in your field. You can easily see this person, 10 or 15 years from now, as a leader in the field: a highly decorated journalist or perhaps an award-winning teacher or researcher. But the path to that achievement is anything but easy, especially if that talented young person comes from […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Whose privacy will Uber violate next? Why its latest bad behavior matters (Alexander B. Howard / Wired) 2. ONA and Poynter announce leadership academy for women (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. Serial podcast breaks iTunes records as it passes 5m downloads and streams (Stuart Dredge / Guardian) 4. Nielsen to measure Netflix viewing (Keach […] more »

by Robert Hernandez

I preach diversity. It is woven throughout most of my work. I work on projects aimed to help diversify our industry and also write about trying to hold us accountable to it. But, who holds me accountable? Am I practicing what I preach? Awhile back I heard a great segment on On The Media with […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Salaita to U. of Illinois: ‘Reinstate me’ or brace for legal fight (Sydni Dunn / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Journalism schools failing Latinos, media companies suffer (Raymond Ruiz / The Venture) 3. 1871 announces education-tech incubator in partnership with DeVry (John Carpenter / Chicago Tribune) 4. Journalism inspiration way down yonder (Mary […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter agrees to block ‘blasphemous’ tweets in Pakistan (Robert Mackey / New York Times) 2. TVTY raises $4.5 million to sync TV and online ads (Romain Dillet / TechCrunch) 3. Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Can the New Republic find its […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

Is diversity an afterthought in film fest programming, or is the production pipeline just really skewed toward the same race and class segregation as the rest of society? And is there anything to do about it? The SXSW lineup is only the latest to provoke that thought for me, and it’s AJ Schnack’s gutsy call to harder-edged, more thoughtful […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Are we living in a post-racial world? Not quite. In both the traditional media business and the booming new media and tech businesses, the norm remains white men in charge and setting the agenda. There were stark reminders of that all week. The huge Riptide report from the Shorenstein Center and Nieman Lab was a […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This was not a stellar week for the tech media world. The Riptide project was an in-depth look by news pioneers at early efforts by traditional media to adapt to the rising tide of disruption — and how they failed. The trio of researchers interviewed 61 people, many key players in the early days of […] more »