The media is facing an issue that has affected almost every other aspect of society, and that is the issue of diversity. It's not all about race either, it's also an issue of seeing stories and issues in the lens of other cultures. According to a 2014 study, "A quarter of African Americans consider the portrayal of their community accurate, whereas a third of Hispanic adults say that the Hispanic community is accurately portrayed in the media". This is a clear indication to me that instead of focusing purely on hiring minorities in media, we should also be looking to educate existing and future journalists on strategies to accurately represent minority communities.
|Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 (Cecil Williams source:)|
|T.J. Holmes March 29, 2012 (Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images)|