The report was prepared by a team led by Amber Guild, president of the company’s T Brand Studios; Carolyn Ryan, a deputy managing editor; and Anand Venkatesan, a senior vice president. It was commissioned in June, weeks into the nationwide protests against racism and police violence that led many news media organizations to question their own practices.
In their note on Wednesday, Mr. Sulzberger, Ms. Levien and Mr. Baquet said the report found that some progress had been made, but there was much more to be done. They pledged to build “a more diverse, equitable and inclusive New York Times — one that reflects our unchanging mission, our growing business ambitions and our aspirations for the kind of company we intend to be.”
They called the planned changes “sweeping,” likening them to the shift the paper made in recent years when it transformed itself into a digital-first news operation.
The report said that many employees of color had gone though “unsettling and sometimes painful day-to-day workplace experiences,” and noted that Black and Latino people were underrepresented in leadership roles.
“Black colleagues who are not in leadership positions leave the company at a higher rate than white colleagues,” the report said. “Black employees, and Black women in particular, rated the company lower across nearly all categories of our 2020 employee survey, with the lowest scores around fairness and inclusion.”
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