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WVU Reed College of Media receives Benedum grant to support strong and sustainable local journalism

Maryanne Reed and Don Smith

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media has received a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to help strengthen local journalism in West Virginia and preserve it for the future by creating a new ownership pipeline.

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WVU Reed College of Media to host ‘hackathon’ on diversifying news

The U.S.is becoming an increasingly diverse country, but news coverage hasn’t caught up with the changing demographics.One factor may be the lack of diversity of newsroom personnel.

In 2017, the American Society of News Editors’ annual Newsroom Diversity Survey found that minority journalists accounted for just 16 percent of the workforce in U.S. newsrooms. In 2018, the survey had to be extended because not enough newsroom editors participated in the review.

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