Milton Coleman

About Milton Coleman

Milton Coleman is senior editor of The Washington Post, president of the Inter American Press Association and former president of ASNE. He is a 1974 graduate of the Michele Clark Summer Program for Minority Journalists at Columbia University.

Diversity in Newsrooms: Fresh Strategies, New Goals

By Reporting on Black America: Who Tells the Stories? September 13, 2011

“Diversity fatigue has been alive and well in America's news industry for many years,” writes Milton Coleman, a senior editor at The Washington Post and an organizer of Leadership in Diversity: New Models for Growing Audience, Talent and Revenues, a two-part conference taking place this year. Racial practices in newsrooms disquiet blacks, but discussions about them surface mostly among minority journalists. As black journalists leave mainstream news organizations for websites, issues of financial viability, resources for reporting, and their site’s impact follow them. Read more