API: Need to Know: In re: Shorenstein Ctr site “Riptide, an oral history told by 61 people who played important roles in the intersection of media and technology”

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Need to Know
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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You might have heard: Riptide, an oral history told by 61 people who played important roles in the intersection of media and technology, was released (Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy with the Nieman Journalism Lab)

But did you know: Of the 61 people interviewed, only five were women and few were minorities (Poynter)
In seeking to interview industry leaders to tell the story of the digital disruption in media, the Riptide project lacks diversity in “historians.” Andrew Beaujon takes a look at reactions across Twitter, noting, the project “may inadvertently say a lot about the industry whose disruption it covers.”

+ A response from the project’s authors: Who we interviewed (Riptide Blog)

+ Some suggestions: Five more women who should have been included in Riptide(Meg Heckman)

+ Earlier: The numbers show that the progress of minorities in media has halted (The Atlantic)

 

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