Sept. 11, 2013
Walt Swanston, interim executive director
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity has a theory on why the news industry has been caught in a riptide: Journalism has failed to adapt to and serve the tectonic shift in the U.S. – a demographic shift from baby boomers to millennials, and from white to brown.
We’re excited that Harvard Kennedy School’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy launched the Riptide project to document the downturn in journalism in the last 30 years. This is a ripe area of research and a vibrant democracy depends on a foundation of public-service journalism.