Voices students 'tackled an ambitious investigation'
Voices mentors were instantly drawn to this story idea during our pitch process. We had no idea what the reaction would be.
Over the next three months, the team "tackled an ambitious investigation ... fueling our adrenaline each time we scored another morsel of information or fiery quote," Sheila Raghavendran said in a testimonial.
"We talked to minority reporters and editors, inadvertently previewing what could be our future experiences as minority journalists."
Karen K. Ho of the Columbia Journalism Review wrote a piece on the Voices report entitled, 'Diversity in newsrooms has been bad for decades and it probably won’t get better.'
There were plenty of reactions on Twitter, a response from New York Times Deputy Managing Editor Clifford Levy and reactions from reporters and editors at the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Oregonian, Wall Street Journal and more. Raju Narisetti, CEO of Gizmodo, also shared his support of the piece.
In the first three days after the story published, the piece received more than 1,700 views (representing more than half of the traffic to our site) and more than 450 shares on Facebook.
Voices mentor Frank Shyong connected the report to the New York Times' recent botched boba story: