Richard Washington III is moving from Assistant News Director in Charlotte, NC to News Director in Hartford, CT.

“This is a tremendous honor to have a seat at the table,” he said. “I know that I can help forge a path for people like me.”

According to the latest RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey, “African American representation among local news directors dropped 1.6 percentage points and representation of Hispanic and/or Latino news directors was down 0.7 points.”

Source: RTDNA/Syracuse University

Topics covered:

(1) Transitioning from producing to management 6:43

(2) Latest data from RTDNA 19:00

(3) Working in news through a pandemic & 2020 summer protests 22:00

(4) Advice for young journalists 25:30

(5) Thoughts on future of journalism 28:00

(6) Advice for journalism students 32:19

Listen to the full interview, with Richard Washington III on Apple podcastsGoogle podcasts, Spotify or here on the site (click play above).

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