Having a diverse newsroom is critical to telling stories about the Mid Hudson Valley. Here’s our staff.
For the Poughkeepsie Journal to succeed, we must have an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees are valued and feel empowered.
We must build and sustain a workforce that is reflective of the diversity in the communities we serve. As part of our commitment to an inclusive culture, we will begin annually publishing the makeup of our newsroom staff. That same commitment is being carried out across the USA TODAY Network, which is made up of more than 260 local publications and USA TODAY.
This information, a snapshot as of July 31, 2020, includes the gender and racial makeup of our news workforce and our coverage area, as well as for managers within our newsroom.
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A diverse and inclusive workforce helps us better connect and serve you, our readers and our community partners.
“The ACS asks two separate questions, one for Hispanic origin and one for race, allowing individuals to self-select from multiple options. However, to compare with internal Gannett employee information that asks individuals to mark only one option, we used the following categories: Hispanic or Latino (for ACS, regardless of any other race selected), White (not Hispanic or Latino), Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino), Asian (not Hispanic or Latino), American Indian or Alaska Native (not Hispanic or Latino), Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino), or two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino). Gannett also allows an individual to not disclose their race or ethnicity.”
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