The good news: In 2011, women held 40.5 percent of newsroom jobs, compared to the 36.6 percent they occupied in 2010. (Women’s representation at American newspapers had hovered below the 40 percent mark for more than a decade).
The bad news: By almost every other measure, media remains overwhelmingly male, and it’s getting maler.”
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It is so easy, when we don’t work at it, to only associate with people like us. That’s where we’re most comfortable, most at home. “Like us” can mean a range of things, too: gender, age, skin color, ethnicity, sexuality, intelligence, political views, just about anything.
Diversity is so enriching that it is worth working at. It’s even in the freaking bible, that every single one of us is precious, is needed, has something to contribute. It’s so easy to tumble down the path of least resistance, but we can’t afford to do this.
So more women, please! And more non-whites! And more non-Christians! And more disabled people! And more of everybody, because diversity is a powerful teacher.