It’s should be no surprise to the readers of this site that people of color and women are underrepresented in the field of journalism but a new info-graphic released by 4th Estate shows just how bad things are. We covered the news, this summer when reports surfaced an extreme gender gap with reporters that cover issues impacting women.
The same is true for issues impacting people of color. Whites are 61% of the total population but they make up 93% of political journalists. A ridiculous majority of journalists who cover critical issues including immigration, race, and international affairs for mainstream publications including, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribute, are white.
See the effective info-graphic below.