‘Post’ managing editor, Krissah Thompson, also tells students to share their passion for journalism
As the managing editor of diversity and inclusion for The Washington Post, Krissah Thompson’s goal for all newsrooms can be summed up in two words: “Think inclusively.”
That was her message to 86 college interns working for the Dow Jones News Fund this summer.
“I think of my role really rooted in coverage and also in jobs,” Thompson said.
She emphasized how diversity, diversity in sources and diversity in who is reporting the stories, helps to develop trust.
“Talking about diversity in sourcing goes to the heart of why diversity matters,” Thompson, the first Black woman to hold the title managing editor at The Post, said. “(Consumers) want to see their communities reflected in all their nuances. They’re looking at who is telling those stories. Do those folks reflect the community they are talking about?”
Thompson got her start working for the college newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin — The Daily Texan. Continue reading “Newsroom staffs: ‘think inclusively’”