CMPA Says “Network News Diversity Matches Record High in 2006”

By Brian 

In 2006, “racial and gender diversity among reporters on the broadcast network evening newscasts matched its highest level since 1990,” the Center for Media and Public Affairs finds. Here’s the summary. Highlights:

> “In 2006, 15 percent of all network stories were reported by minority correspondents and 28 percent were reported by women.” (In 1990, seven percent were reported by minorities and 13 percent were reported by women.)

> “For the second straight year, female correspondents saw an increase in story assignments, rising from 25 percent in 2004 to 26 percent in 2005 to 28 percent last year.”

> CBS was #1 in both minority and female reporters.

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