Minority Journalists See Small Newsroom Gains

Jul 6, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Local television stations are making progress in hiring minorities in their newsrooms, according to a survey released Thursday by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

According to the survey, conducted with Ball State University, minorities accounted for 22.2 percent of local TV journalists in 2005, up from 21.2 percent in 2004. Minorities are rising in the highest ranks too, the survey found. About 13.2 percent of news directors are minorities, up from 12 percent in 2004.

In addition, the percentage of women news directors jumped to 25.2 percent in 2005, up from 21.3 percent in 2004.