Media outlets in Los Angeles are re-examining their hiring practices, diversity and inclusion efforts, and pay disparities. The LA Times put out a report on Monday, which found that diversity hasn’t changed much since the paper started hiring tons of people two years ago, when Patrick Soon-Shiong took over as the new owner. KCRW hears from an LA Times editorial board member and a former LA Times columnist.
Making newsrooms more diverse
From this Episode:
Why it’s difficult for the LA Times to hire, retain, and promote people of color
Media outlets in Los Angeles are re-examining their hiring practices, diversity and inclusion efforts, and pay disparities.
7 min, 42 sec
Veteran journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan on diversity and priorities in the media
KCRW talks about diversifying newsrooms with Erin Aubry Kaplan. She’s an opinion writer for The New York Times. She was the first regular Black op-ed columnist for the LA...
10 min, 8 sec
Police budgets are squeezing out funding for other essential state and city services
Calls across the country to defund law enforcement have prompted some city leaders to pledge to cut police budgets. In LA, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced plans to strip up to...
8 min, 25 sec
Face shields, paper menus, temperature checks: Inside reopened LA restaurants
KCRW speaks with Cameron Daxon, manager of Sweet Salt in Toluca Lake, plus Greg Wiegel, private events coordinator at AOC in Beverly Grove.
9 min, 23 sec