Kevin Merida, managing editor of The Washington Post, said, "You have to think about the makeup and the mix... Do you have enough people who came from different religions? People who grew up poor? People who grew up rich? People who are of every ethnicity and every race and are young and veterans? That's really why you want to have a diverse newsroom: Because we're in the business of explaining people to each other. How can we do that if we don't have enough variety in our newsroom?"
|Photo courtesy of Edelman's creative newsroom archives|
|Infographic courtesy of the 4th Estate: Special Reports|