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Examining the workplace culture at tech publisher Digital Trends

June 19, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Kayleigh Barber of Digiday writes about the workplace culture at tech news site Digital Trends, where 70 percent of the employees are white males.

Barber writes, “Tech publisher Digital Trends is a rare media success story. A bootstrapped, privately owned company, DT is profitable at a time where many media companies of all sizes are feeling compressed and are grasping at new revenue diversification opportunities.

“Like many media companies, from Condé Nast to Refinery29, Digital Trends is facing up to shortcomings when it comes to diversity and inclusion. According to CEO Ian Bell, approximately 90 of its employees — 70% — can be categorized as white or male.

“‘We care deeply about everybody and we want to make Digital Trends a safe place for everybody to work,’ Bell said in an interview. ‘These [accusations] are just now coming to the surface. We need to do a better job listening, understanding and then work on adapting and changing.'”

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