A diverse newsroom is critical in telling stories in and around Salem. A look at our staff.
For the Statesman Journal to succeed, we must have an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees are valued and feel empowered.
We also 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, the Statesman Journal will annually publish the makeup of our newsroom staff. That same commitment is being made across the USA TODAY Network of more than 260 local publications and USA TODAY.
Letter from the editor: Our commitment to staff diversity and coverage of people of color
This information, a snapshot as of July 31, 2020, includes the gender and racial makeup of our newsroom staff and managers, and our coverage area.
A diverse and inclusive workforce helps us better connect and serve the community and our readers.
Race and gender makeup of the Statesman Journal newsroom and the community
“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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