- Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2006 17:00
- Written by The Skanner
SEATTLE—Journalists of color represented only 13.87 percent of the staff in America's daily newsrooms in 2005, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors' 29th annual newsroom census, released recently.
That percentage represented a nearly invisible increase from last year's census, which identified 13.42 percent of daily journalists as belonging to racial and ethnic minority groups.
About one-quarter of U.S. daily newspapers do not employ a single minority journalist. This year, 377 newspapers reported no minority newsroom employees.