July 29, 2015

The American newsroom has a diversity problem. According to the American Society of News Editors’ census released on Monday, the percentage of racial minorities at newspapers is now at 12.76 percent. With minorities making up 37.02 percent of the U.S. population, our newsrooms are not representative of the society we live in.

We used the data from the ASNE census to build a tool that helps explore the problem. Explore the interactive below to find out the representation that people of different demographics have in the American newspaper newsroom.

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I report, write and produce interactives for Poynter.org as the institute's 2015 Google Journalism Fellow. Tweet me @gurmanbhatia or email at gbhatia@poynter.org.
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