Why Aren’t More Arab Americans Working in Mainstream Journalism?

There are anywhere between 3.5 and 5.1 million Americans of Arab descent, according to figures from the Arab American Institute, yet relatively few work in journalism full time. While meaningful estimates aren’t known, as journalism scholars that conduct demographic research in American newsrooms do not typically tally newsmakers of Arab descent, the National Arab American Journalists Association counts around 250... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Caitlin Millar - Jan 31, 2012 - 4:19 PM PST
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by Caitlin Millar - Jan. 31, 2012

This article offered an interesting perspective on the diversity of journalists and who is producing our news. Arabs are underrepresented in news rooms, says Martin. While he doesn't have significant numbers to back up this claim, his own experience interviewing Arab journalists and writing for the Journal of Middle East Media adds to his credibility. Martin provides thought-provoking suggestions as to why Arabs might resist entering the field of Journalism. I can't help but wonder ... More »

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