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NPR's Staff Diversity Numbers, 2017

Keeping on trend since 2012, the race and ethnicity numbers showed only incremental change.
The NPR newsroom by race and ethnicity as of Oct. 31, 2017. Source: NPR

It's time for our annual update on the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of the NPR newsroom.

The overall racial and ethnic diversity of the news and information division remained virtually unchanged as of Oct. 31, 2017, when compared with the year earlier. Figures supplied by NPR's human resources department showed the division of 377 people to be 75.10 percent non-Hispanic white (as self-identified). That compared to 75.4 percent the year earlier, when there were 350 newsroom employees. I'll repeat what I said of the 2016 numbers, which showed only incremental change over the last five years: this was a disappointing showing.

Year-to-year, there were some small changes in the makeup of the remaining 25 percent of the newsroom. The percentage of employees who reported they were Latino or black rose

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