The American electorate may be more varied than ever, but racial and gender diversity at the country’s newspapers has stayed steady for more than a decade.
Journalist Keli Goff convened a panel of guests at The Greene Space on May 23 to discuss how this lack of newsroom diversity affects what we read, hear and see about the candidates. They explored how much it even still matters, given that voters can learn about our presidential hopefuls from an ever-expanding array of sources — from fact-checked investigative reports to late night comedy clips to the candidates’ very own 140-character tweets.
Goff talked with Jake Horowitz, editor-at-large and co-founder of Mic, Carol Jenkins, founding president of the Women’s Media Center, Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief of ESPN’s “The Undefeated” and former managing editor of The Washington Post, Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, and Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist and founder of Define American and #EmergingUS.
Watch the entire conversation and weigh in on Twitter using #PoliticalParty
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