"For the past few years, the number of nonwhites in newsrooms has steadily and creepily declined. In April the American Society of Newspaper Editors reported that in 2007, there were 5,600 nonwhites in the nation’s newsrooms in 2007. The next year, the number had dropped to 5,300."
OK so kudos to NPR for doing this story but FUCK THEM BIG TIME for titling it “Where Did Black Journalists Go?” as if they packed their shit en masse and left newspapers. No. No, the onus is NOT on Black Journalists to have Not Gone Somewhere, it’s on a newsroom culture that hires the same kinds of white men over and over again, on a narrowing field that can more and more depend on one or two elite (read: rich white people) J-schools to provide its Ivy League White Boy reporters that get the promotions and the media appearances and the everything else.
Do you think I have Feelings about this? I have Feelings about this.