For Better or Diverse

The American Society of Newspaper Editors reports that the percentage of minorities in newspaper newsrooms inched up oh so slightly last year to just under 14 percent. But that still lags far beyond our national demographics and news industry targets. It's hard to call that progress.

My view is that part of the solution entails creating and developing real media literacy curricula in the nation's public school systems -- something that media companies themselves ought to be willing to invest in and support.

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