A current issue in the field of journalism is the lack of diversity in print and broadcast organizations. Fewer minorities are getting job opportunities in the field, which affects the news content and coverage. According to the article in The Atlantic, journalists of color feel that their voices are not heard, their story ideas are not validated and that there is little room for them to advance in the field. Dori Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, said that the news media and the nation are moving in two separate directions.
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For example, an article from the Columbia Journalism Review discusses how white feminists viewed Michelle Obama's decision to give up her career and become a stay at home mom as disappointing, while black feminists saw her decision as revolutionary, because in the past black women were denied the opportunity to choose to stay at home and care for their children.
|Source: Huffington Post|