Who's Telling The News? Racial Representation Among News Gatherers in Canada's Daily Newsrooms

By John Miller.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The diversity of news gatherers does not match the diversity of the population in any of Canada's daily newspapers, in any circulation category.

Keywords: Newspapers, Canada, Racial minorities, Aboriginals, Demographics, Representation, Social cohesion

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.133-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 839.729KB).

Prof. John Miller

Miller is professor of journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and a former news executive with the Toronto Star. His book Yesterday's News (Fernwood, 1998) critiqued Canada's daily newspapers and focused on how out of touch they are with their audience. His research has focused on diversity, and he was recognized with the 2003 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. In 1994 he did the first diversity census of Canada's daily newsrooms. He repeated it this year. He has also published three other diversity research projects through the Canadian Newspaper Association and has conducted diversity news training for journalists in CTV television newsrooms.

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