Digital Diversity: Successes, Failures and Why It Matters

You don't need Nate Silver to analyze this data: statistics for minority hiring in U.S. newsrooms have been abysmal for years, and in 2014, major tech companies showed us similar stats, with a workforce that's predominantly white, Asian and male. Both industries are failing to attract diverse talent. Worse, they're failing to reach underserved digital audiences. While media is finally investing in transforming the way news is reported and distributed, our experts will discuss why transforming who -- and how – we hire is just as critical to the future by sharing successes, failures and real ideas for improving diversity and changing the conversation inside and outside the newsroom.

— This session will have live video

— This session will have recorded audio

Speakers

P. Kim Bui - Freelance Digital Editor,
@kimbui | http://www.kimbui.com

Mekahlo Medina - News Anchor/Reporter, NBC4 Los Angeles - KNBC
@mekahlonbcla | http://NBCLA.com

Moderator

Justin Ellis - Staff Writer, Nieman Journalism Lab
@justinnxt | http://niemanlab.org