4. Newsrooms reckon with their own story on race

Percentage of newsroom employees that are people of color
Data: RTDNA and ASNE; Note: ASNE stopped conducting surveys after 2018 due to low participation; Chart: Thomas Oide/Axios

After covering the news about America's racial justice movement in the summer of 2020, many newsrooms looked in the mirror and faced a reckoning of their own.

Why it matters: The people covering the news have a tremendous impact on the information Americans consume. Newsrooms can't build trust and news companies can't build a business if they don't understand the communities they cover.

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