The Canadian Association of Journalists is launching the 2023 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey, Canada’s annual national media diversity survey.
This is the third year that the survey is being conducted. Last year’s survey saw 242 media outlets participate, with data for 5,012 journalists.
“We will be able to measure whether or not newsrooms are becoming more or less diverse by comparing the data year over year,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “I encourage all newsrooms to fill out the survey.”
Last year’s survey was the first time the CAJ was able to compare year-over-year statistics. The percentage of white journalists rose from 74.9 per cent in 2021 to 77.9 per cent in 2022. Indigenous journalists saw a drop from 6.4 per cent in 2021 to 4.6 per cent in 2022. Latin journalists saw a slight drop in 2022 from 1.3 per cent in 2021 to 1.2 per cent.
The survey is being sent to the editor-in-chief, or equivalent, at radio, television, digital and print outlets across the country. Results will be made publicly available following the June 2, 2023, response deadline. For transparency, a full PDF version of the survey text is publicly available. To get a copy of the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn about the diversity survey, visit: https://caj.ca/programs/diversity-survey/