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05:16

New York Times: Jill Abramson takes over a more diverse staff than the average U.S. newsroom

Poynter :: When Jill Abramson becomes The New York Times’ first female executive editor in September, she takes over a more diverse staff than the average U.S. newsroom. Minority journalists make up about 19 percent of the Times’ staff, compared to about 13 percent in the average U.S. newsroom. Mallary Jean Tenore, Poyner, asked Abramson today by phone why a diverse staff matters and she responded.

[Jill Abramson:] I think that when you have a diverse staff you get a diverse reaction to news developments and angles on things that have happened that you might not have thought of otherwise.

Continue to read Mallary Jean Tenore, www.poynter.org

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