Annual Newsroom Diversity Survey

The ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey has been conducted annually since 1978. The survey measures diversity of employees within newsrooms with respect to race, ethnicity and gender. NLA (formerly ASNE) has the goal of having the percentage of minorities working in newsrooms nationwide equal to the percentage of minorities in teh nation's population by 2025. The survey data is used by NLE to track newsroom employment trends to assess success of meeting this goal.
All newsrooms in the United States were eligible to participate in the survey, and a sample of 1,850 newsrooms were identified by ASNE and sent survey requests.
Survey Mode
Survey Type
Nationwide, Statewide, Regional, Educational Research, Organizations – Elite Respondents
Principal Investigators
Kara Fitzgibbon
Client Name
Meredith Clark
Client Type
Academic researchers within your institution
American Association Newsroom Editors
Project ID
Completed surveys via the web