A blog post by Media Impact funders highlights the importance of diversity and representation in media outlets following recent racist violence, and what funders are doing to support diversity in the newsroom:
Many funders recognize that reporting on intolerance is weakened by the persistent problem of lack of diversity in media outlets. [American Society of News Editors’] 2016 Diversity Survey suggests that while newsroom numbers are improving after a long slump, the percentages of female and minority staff still don’t correspond with those of the population.
Media funders are responding with grants to organizations that support diverse journalists and media producers.
Read the full article from Media Impact Funders.