May
14
2004

Jen Banbury on Abu Ghraib, Stephen Doig on newsroom diversity

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The photos of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq are still dominating the news. But how much of this story could have been told a few months ago? We'll talk to writer Jen Banbury about her reports of detainee abuse for Salon.com.

Also this week: a new report from the Knight Foundation takes annual numbers on newsroom diversity (or lack of diversity) to a new level. The report puts the diversity numbers in context, and allows local journalists and activists to compare the ethic diversity at their local daily to that of their community. We'll talk to one of the report's co-authors, Professor Stephen Doig, he's the interim director of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

LINKS:
"Guantánamo on steroids", by Jen Banbury (Salon.com, 3/3/04)
Does your newspaper's staff reflect the racial diversity of the community it serves?, by Bill Dedman and Stephen Doig