Media Event: NABJ to Release 2012 Television Newsroom Management and Network Diversity Censuses
Monday, September 17, 2012
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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NABJ to Release 2012 Television Newsroom Management and Network Diversity Censuses
Webinar Press Conference- Wednesday, September 19, 2012
2:00 PM ET
WASHINGTON (September 17, 2012) - The National Association of Black Journalists will release its 2012 Television Newsroom Management Diversity Census on Wednesday, September 19. The annual report, examines current diversity trends within 295 television stations owned by 19 companies, as well as diversity newsroom management at the major networks. NABJ first began conducting its annual census as a way of encouraging broadcasters to commit to hiring more people of color for editorial positions. Still, the association believes true progress cannot be made unless the companies fully commit to developing talent who can then be promoted from within.
NABJ provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. NABJ first began conducting its annual census in 2008 to encourage broadcasters to commit to hiring more people of color for editorial positions.
"The annual Newsroom Management and Network Diversity reports conducted by NABJ have become essential to keeping an eye on diversity behind the camera," NABJ President Gregory Lee Jr. said. "NABJ is committed to seeing more faces of color in management at the network level and at local news stations so that they can accurately report on the stories that affect all communities."
Media coverage is welcome for Wednesday's online press conference.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Click here on Wednesday to view the online press conference, or call in to participate:
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The report's authors, NABJ Vice President of Broadcast Bob Butler and former NABJ President Kathy Times, will also speak on NABJ's findings during Wednesday's broadcast of NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Check local listings for program times.
NABJ looks forward to releasing this important document in continuing its efforts to champion newsroom diversity for fair news coverage of communities.
About the National Association of Black Journalists: An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. NABJ provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide. For additional information, please visit, www.nabj.org.