As a few of our readings highlight, the diversity (or lack of) in not only news media but media in general is nothing short of abhorrent. Diversity pertaining not only to race, but to other marginalized populations as well (LGBTQ) and especially those who deal with intersectionality (i.e. someone who identifies as both queer and a minority, such as a black female who is also a lesbian).
Decades ago, we had white, straight males putting on blackface and wigs because there was no room for actual black (and sometimes female) actors in Hollywood. While blackface is no longer used in mainstream media for obvious reasons, white males who usually identify as heterosexual are still getting parts that are roles representing marginalized people. While initially this may not seem anywhere near as offensive, it actually very much is. The best mainstream example of this is Jeffrey Tambor and his role in "Transparent."