1.27.2016

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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1.06.2016

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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