Where are all the minority journalists?
By Gillian White
(July 24, 2015 | The Atlantic) - Landing an entry-level gig in a newsroom is no easy task. Positions that are truly open to the public are hard to come by, and when one pops up, competition is fierce. So what does it take to get a job in the industry right now? Applicants just need to be savvy, persistent—and it also helps a lot if they’re white. Read more
-13 top editors on how they think about diversity in their newsrooms (BuzzFeed | Aug. 11, 2014)
- Building a diverse newsroom is work
Pinterest sets a diversity target for 2016
(July 30, 2015 | WSJ Blog) - The image-sharing site today said it has put in place specific diversity goals for 2016, including increasing the hiring rate for full time engineering roles to 30% women and 8% underrepresented minorities. For non-engineering roles, it aims to hire 12% of workers from underrepresented minorities. Read more
Facebook shares its internal diversity training
Meet the generation of incredible Native American women fighting to preserve their culture
By Danielle Seewalker
(Nov. 24, 2014 | Marie Claire) - Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture. Read more
- Going from Native culture to college and Back
Death of Paul Castaway reflects that American Indians are most likely racial group to be killed by law enforcement
By Tristan Ahtone
(July 21, 2015 | Al-Jazeera America) - She knew her son was dead when she heard the gunshots. At least four staccato pops in a matter of seconds. Four bullets fired in the same amount of time needed to open a bottle of soda or to steal a kiss.
“I told [the police] that my son was mentally ill, I tell them that every time I call,” said Lynn Eagle Feather. “I just asked for help. Instead they killed my son.” Read more