Washington City Paper's Edit Staff: Smaller and Whiter than in '06

january 19, 2010  10:05 am
Back in March 2006, City Paper staff writer Huan Hsu reported on the lack of racial diversity in the paper's newsroom: "It's not all that surprising that the Washingtonian is a really white magazine. It would seem a much bigger problem for the City Paper, which purports to write about a predominately black city, yet is produced by a bunch of young white folks who live in Northwest D.C." Current staffer Andrew Beaujon revisits the piece and reports that the paper has not only gotten smaller, but it has gotten whiter as well. "Our full-time editorial staff then: 22, all but two of whom were white," he writes. "Our full-time edit staff now: 10, all of whom are white."