New NPR Chief, Jarl Mohn, Vows to Foster Diversity

npr-master675What can NPR do to change the fact that 77 percent of its staff are white, and its audience even more so? Jarl Mohn will begin his post as chief executive this week after announcing one of National Public Radio’s most pressing priorities is to increase its reach into communities of color.

Mohn was chosen for NPR in part because of the strong record of diversity during his last stint at Southern California Public Radio.

Just eleven days after he was appointed (though not yet on the job), NPR canceled their midday program “Tell me More” which was aimed to attract African-Americans and people of color.

Read the original article in The New York Times

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