Diversity in College Newsroom Staff Key to Diversity in Coverage

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Judith G. Curtis, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Journalism is about telling stories — stories that matter and make a difference. As faculty adviser to the college newspaper for more than a decade, I mentored a staff that included female, male, LGBTQ, international, Native American, African-American, Asian American, Hispanic, and students with disabilities who brought to the newsroom recognition that diverse voices matter. They uncovered stories touching on diversity, accessibility, and social issues that may not have been apparent to a less diverse staff.

Additional Information

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Language: English
Date: 2017
Journalism, Mass Media, Journalists, Staff, Diversity, Minorities, College Newspapers, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Journalism -- Social Aspects
Journalism, College
Reporters and Reporting

Email this document to