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U.S. newsrooms are still largely male, white

The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan. Photo: Bebeto Matthews / AP

American newsrooms are on average 39% female and 17% non-white, per a 2017 survey of 661 news organizations analyzed by Nieman Lab. The U.S. population as a whole is 39% non-white.

The big picture: These numbers haven't significantly changed since 2001, when newsrooms were 39% female and 14% non-white.