Study: NYT, WSJ hire from similar elite universities


Two of America's most prominent and influential newspapers, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, are exposed as the "liberal rags" many already believed they were.

A recent study found nearly 2,000 employees of the two papers attended the same handful of elite universities.  Researchers found that approximately 20 percent of overall employees, and 28 percent of just editors and writers, attended Ivy League schools.

“If we're hiring prople from the same backgrounds and same geographic areas, you're probably not having a broad range of perceptions in your newsroom,” says Jeff McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University.

Why is this so important?

“The New York Times is headquartered in New York, but let's face it, it has a national readership and the New York Times is perhaps the key agenda setter for the major networks, the other major dailys and wire service,” says McCall.

 McCall says the two papers should practice the same diversity the preach by hiring from all across the U.S.


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