Want to Trust News Media Again? Call in the Women

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What is often minimized, if not ignored, is the correlation between the lack of trust and the lack of diversity—particularly at the highest levels of the U.S.’s major news media organizations. 

Journalism is just one of the industries that stubbornly holds on to its lack of diversity and representation. (Justine Ma / Flickr)

With the pending departure of four top editors, three from leading newspapers—Marty Barron of the Washington Post, Norman Pearlstein of the Los Angeles Times, the imminent departure of Dean Baquet from the New York Times and the recently announced departure of ABC News’ James Goldston—four of the U.S.’s most influential positions in the news industry will be vacant. Their replacements will answer a critical question for the future of the industry: Has the news media finally had its social reckoning?

This question comes in a period of…

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