"Why aren’t there more minority journalists?" Columbia Journalism Review. 2015.

Type: 
Article with industry magazine
Author(s): 
Williams, Alex T.

This article uses enrollment, graduation, and job placement statistics from journalism schools to refute the "pipeline" theory - the belief that minorities are underrepresented at news organizations because people of color are not trying to enter the journalism field. Using data from Grady College’s 2013 Graduate Survey, I show that journalists of color that specialized in print were 17 percentage points less likely to find a full-time job than white graduates; minorities specializing in broadcasting were 17 percentage points less likely to find a full-time job; and minorities specializing in public relations were 25 percentage points less likely to find a full-time job.