Even as the number of minorities in the United States is increasing, the number of minorities working in newsrooms continued to decrease in 2011, according to new figures from the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Center for Advanced Social Research (CASR) at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Minorities comprise only about 12.3 percent of U.S. newsrooms, down from a high of 13.7 in 2006. This despite the fact that minorities make up roughly 36 percent of the U.S. population overall, according to 2010 Census numbers.