What the press really needs is diversity in ideology.
I am not saying hire more conservatives. Every newspaper now has one of those writing on the editorial page. That's not where the problem is; the newsroom is.
If newspapers wish to be relevant in the 21st century -- and that may not be their goal -- they need to reflect better the readers they serve.
That means hiring people who reflect those readers.
Publishers should ask themselves:
- Do I have any military veterans on staff?
- Do I have any gun owners on staff?
- Do I have any hunters on staff?
- Do I have any church goers on staff?
- Do I have any temple goers on staff?
- Do I have any pro-life people on staff?
- Do I have any immigrants on staff?
- Do I have anyone who can drive standard on staff?
- Do I have anyone with a B.S. on staff?
- Do I have anyone on staff who was home-schooled or home-schools their children?
By the way, one of my colleagues at the Daily Mail was qualified for underground mining. I had been a factory worker. Newspapers need to chill on hiring journalism and communication majors straight out of college. They need to get a few more people who are not like the others, but are more like their readers.
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