Spring 2015

Race and Reporting

Cover for Spring 2015

The news industry has been talking about diversity for decades, but that talk has not always been followed by action. Though the percentage of minorities in the U.S. population continues to climb, few newsrooms have a racial makeup that reflects the communities they cover. In this Nieman Reports cover package, reporters and editors discuss strategies for creating more inclusive newsrooms and how racially diverse staffs can improve coverage.

Cover Photo by Gary Knight
Photo above: Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

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Race and Reporting

Building a Better Newsroom

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Is Solutions Journalism the Solution?

By Features June 11, 2015

Journalists make careers out of covering the symptoms and causes of bad urban public schools, writing tragedies about students falling through the cracks, scoring scoops from school board investigations, and chasing scandals alongside concerned parents, angry teachers unions, and … Read more

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