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Study: Diversity lacking in newspaper sports staffs

Updated: June 22, 2006, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The staffs of newspaper sports sections are dominated -- and usually headed -- by white men, according to a study that shows women have yet to make big inroads in a traditionally male field.

The survey of 305 newspapers of varying circulation also showed sports sections lagging in employment of minorities, with blacks holding 6.2 percent of jobs among an overall minority representation of 12 percent.

Bigger newspapers tend to hire more women and minorities than smaller papers, ...

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