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Bloomberg Journalism Diversity program has largest cohort ever

May 17, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg News said Monday that its 2021 Journalism Diversity Program will host its largest group of students in the program’s history, with 50 students in the 2021 cohort.

After having been put on hold in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s program, in partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media and Cal-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, includes 30 participants in the United States. The UK program is in partnership with the Department of Journalism at City, University of London and includes 20 students.

With instruction by senior Bloomberg journalists and executives, participants are led through “The Bloomberg Way,” the guide for Bloomberg journalists on reporting, editing and applied business and economic knowledge. Participants learn to demonstrate that the story of the economy, business and markets is best achieved when the focus is on the greatest diversity of participants.

“Journalism is about who is asking the questions,” said Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News. “We also know that if everyone asking the questions looks alike and sounds alike, there is little chance of explaining the world as it really is. This is why we created the Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program.”

For a list of the 2021 Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program participants click here.

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