Ex-Roll Call Editor Who Charged Questionable Racial Hiring Practices Chats With Poynter at 11 a.m.

By Betsy Rothstein Comment

Heads up Roll Callers. Your former colleague Debbie Bruno, now a freelancer who lives and works in Bejing, is on tap to chat live online with Poynter at 11 a.m. That’s 11 p.m. China time.

The topic: Diversity hiring in the newsroom.

“Might be interesting. Might be a snooze,” she tells FishbowlDC.

We have a hunch it’s not going to be a bore. The flap between Bruno and Roll Call began late last month when she wrote a column revealing that she was told to hire interns based on their race. Roll Call Editorial Director Mike Mills denied the charge. Bruno maintained that she was telling the truth and said current Roll Callers support her coming clean about it.

Read more about today’s roller coaster ride chat here.