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Minority Hiring Increases in TV & Radio As Per New Study

Happy Friday one and all! There’s sunny news to report to close out the week. According to a new survey from the Radio and Television Digital News Association, minority hiring in TV news and radio has increased in 2012.

The increase from 2011 to 2012 is represented by one percentage point; in television news it increased to 21.5 percent. As for radio, minority hiring increased more than four percent to a total of 11.7 percent.

The breakdown by station indicates Fox affiliates had 28.2 percent of minority employees, the highest, whereas NBC affiliates had the lowest at 17.4 percent.

To break it down even further, Asian American women outnumber their male colleagues of a ratio of two to one in TV news. The percentage of African American employees in TV increased to 10.2 percent and the percent of Latino employees rose to 7.8 percent.

Bigger leaps were made in radio since African American employees increased to 5.2 percent from 3.9 percent since last year whereas Latino employees increased by two percent.

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