"A 2015 survey by Publishers Weekly found that 89 percent of people working at publishing houses are white,"(audio) Sarah Mirk wrote Thursday for her "Popaganda" column on bitchmedia.org.
"There's been a lot of organizing to diversify the publishing industry. For example, a campaign called We Need Diverse Books has been publicizing the demand for more books by and about people of color. But change has been slow. The publishing industry often seems to move at a glacial pace.
"On today's show, we're exploring the impact that the overwhelming whiteness of the publishing industry has on how Americans write, read, and respond to books. We talk with journalists about the complexities of writing about race and hear from authors in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Montana about what it’s like to be a writer of color in a very white industry.
"This show features interviews with author Erika T. Wurth, Northwestern journalism professor Deborah Douglas, and writer/journalism student Rebekah Frumkin, plus essays by Lisa Lee and Ari Laurel. Tune in!"
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"Two of our own — a 10News photographer and reporter — were injured Monday when a tree came down while they were covering a weather story," the 10News Digital Team reported Monday for KGTV in San Diego.
"The incident happened in the 10100 block of Maya Linda Road in Mira Mesa. A number of trees were down in the area and the team was there doing live reports for the morning newscasts.
"When the tree fell, 10News Photographer Mike Gold managed to call 911 for help. He suffered a compound leg fracture and was undergoing surgery Monday morning. "10News Reporter Marie Coronel was seriously injured and will also require surgery. . . ."