Television executives from E.W. Scripps, Tegna and the NAB will assess what progress the industry is making toward diversity and inclusion among its ranks and in front of its news cameras in an Aug. 13 TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar. Register here.
People of color are under-represented in the local TV news workforce, according to a 2018 RTDNA/Hofstra University Newsroom Survey.
The survey found that while the U.S. is about 38.8% people of color, the local TV news workforce is only 24.8%.
What about now? What progress has the industry made toward diversity and inclusion among its ranks and in front of its news cameras? What grade would you give your news organization?
Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. this spring and summer have compelled TV news organizations to take a closer look at their own role in diversity and inclusion in their news coverage and their talent pipelines.
Report Card on Race, a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. ET, will assess what progress they’ve made and where inequalities continue in the industry.
Television executives from E.W. Scripps, Tegna and the NAB will assess what progress the industry is making toward diversity and inclusion among its ranks and in front of its news cameras in an Aug. 13 TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar.
Speakers will share a frank assessment on local television’s progress in representing race more equitably and offer practical guidance for improvement. These will include how to better strategically recruit minority employees in key positions and incentivize them to remain and advance within the organization and editorial best practices for diversifying news sources, identifying biases and engaging with minority communities often excluded from coverage.
Danyelle Wright is VP, employment and labor law at the E.W. Scripps Co.
She leads Scripps’ enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategies, working closely with the company’s human resources leadership to bring these strategies to life and providing guidance to the company’s senior management on employment and labor practices.
Sean McLaughlin is VP of News at the E.W. Scripps Co.
Prior to joining Scripps, he served as executive news director and creative services director at KMOV St. Louis along with news management experiences in Minneapolis, Tulsa, Okla. and Springfield, Ill.
Richard Dyer is president and GM of Tegna-owned CBS affiliate WUSA Washington.
He assumed the role at his hometown station in 2017 after serving as president and GM of WLWT Cincinnati and president and GM of KETV Omaha, Neb.
In the latter role, which she assumed in July, she spearheads internal efforts to further equality and inclusion at all levels of the organization and to elevate the NAB’s external role in increasing and promoting industry diversity.