Having to do an internship before graduation already exposed the majority of us to the work place and have experienced the diversity or lack thereof. Unfortunately, during my time as an intern, the presence of women was seen in the office, but ethnic diversity was minimal in the office I worked in.
I find it amazing that the media has not taken a bigger initiative to integrate the newsrooms if not solely based on the research that the non-white audiences are growing and have a bigger voice in what they want to see/read.
Farai Chideya from The Huffington Post says that American media needs to adopt a more diverse newsroom, which has been on the downturn in recent years. Even though it was only 0.15 percent in 2009, that little bit translates to a loss of a different perspective in the newsroom for different stories which can broaden the audience the paper or TV station reaches.
Since journalism has been boiled down to being a business, you would think that editors and owners would want to diversify their newsrooms even more instead of limiting what topics to cover.