Sunday, March 28, 2010

Racial Bean-Counting At Its Best

Just feast your eyes on this little ditty from the Post this morning, in which its "Ombudsman" explains the problems the WaPost newsroom faces in terms of "diversity".


Burma Shave said...

I'd be interested to know the percentage of newspaper readership (US-wide too, not just DC metro) for each of the groups mentioned in the story. Then, percentages of on-line news readership.

The Conservative Wahoo said... can't say stuff like that.

Tom de Plume said...

I think they are just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

Why not publish a spanish edition?

"El Washington Hefe"

How about an ebonics edition?

"Da News and Shit"
motto: "Brace ya-self Fool!"

NavyAustin said...

Straight out of the Unintended Irony department:

""You can't cover your community unless you look like your community," said Bobbi Bowman, a former Post reporter and editor who is a diversity consultant for ASNE. (Full disclosure: I sit on its board). "If you have a community of basketball players, it's difficult for a newsroom of opera lovers to cover them."

Only a diversity consultant could get away with that last sentence. All of those highly-educated white opera lovers on the WaPo should be worried indeed.

Isn't the hallmark of journalism objectivity, not advocacy?

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