Publishing industry is overwhelmingly white and female, US study finds

Survey of workforce at 34 book publishers and eight review journals in US reveals 79% of staff are white and 78% female – with UK numbers still unmonitored

A survey of American publishing has found that it is blindingly white and female, with 79% of staff white and 78% women.

Multicultural children’s publisher Lee & Low Books surveyed staff at 34 American publishers, including Penguin Random House and Hachette , as well as eight review journals, to establish a baseline to measure diversity among publishing staff. They found that 79% were white. Of the remainder, Asians/Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders made up 7.2% of staff, Hispanics/Latinos/Mexicans 5.5%, and black/African Americans 3.5%.

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DI reduces print editions to two per week

The Daily Illini will reduce its print publication to two days a week starting in the spring semester.

URBANA — The Daily Illini will reduce its print publication to two days a week starting in the spring semester, the publication announced.

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois said it is making to the move in order to "put greater emphasis on its digital and social media outlets."

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Savoy considering 9 percent increase in property-tax rate

SAVOY — The Savoy Village Board is seeking a 44 percent increase in its total property-tax levy this year. Last year, the village levied $1.25 million, a 5 percent increase over the previous year.

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The First Trailer For Star Trek Beyond Is Both Fast and Furious 

When Justin Lin signed on to direct the third Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, you knew the action was going to be bigger. But in the first trailer for the film, it really does feel like a Star Trek version of the Fast and Furious.


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Remix this dance track by clicking samples—and listen to random variations


Adventure Machine is an online music-remixing widget by Madeon, whose album Adventure came out earlier this year. Similar to Novation's Launchpad gadget, you click different buttons in the grid to turn different loops on and off, thereby creating your own remix of the tracks. (more…)

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Disney Decides To Be Evil Again, Re-Sends Copyright Takedown For Star Wars Figure Pic

This morning, it seemed like Disney had realized that sending copyright takedown notices for legally obtained and posted photos of Star Wars action figures was maybe not a good idea. But the Dark Side apparently has Mickey in its grips, as Disney continues to send takedown notices for copyright claims the company had already retracted. Ars Technica reports that …

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