The Press: Situation Report: The Press

ALTHOUGH the number of black journalists in the U.S. has increased over the past decade, less than 5% of all reporters and photographers are black. There is only one black syndicated columnist. There are no black managing editors on white publications. Many newspapers, particularly in the South, employ no blacks at all, except as clerks or janitors. The Washington Post, with 19 blacks out of an editorial staff of 222, is the most "integrated" large daily newspaper. The New York Times (13 blacks out of 374 editorial employees), the San Francisco Chronicle (four out of 196), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (six...