Posted on June 25, 2021 in ATSC News
WASHINGTON—For the fifth year in a row, representation of people of color in local TV news improved, hitting a record 27.4% of the local news workforce, marking a dramatic improvement from 16.5% in 1995, the RTDNA reports
But the survey, which is the fifth and final installment of the 2021 RTDNA/Newhouse School of Syracuse University Survey, also found that there is a notable gap in representation between the overall U.S. population and the local TV workforce, with TV news less diverse by about 12.2%.
In fact, the gap has increased since 1990, when the overall population was less diverse. That year, people of color in the overall workforce was 25.9% and people of color represented 17.8% of the TV news workforce, a gap of 8.1%.
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