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TeleRead Talks Panorama Project

David Rothman writes the following for TeleRead:

Major publishers have favored well-off whites in hiring and other HR matters. Consider all the low-paying or unpaid internships, not to mention a bit of an Ivy League bias at certain houses. The industry, yes, has made some progress. But a new report from the Panorama Project suggests in effect that publishing could benefit from much more, if it wants to tap the minority market to the max.

Black and Hispanic people actually ‘engage’ more with books than does the general population, says Dr. Rachel Noorda at Portland State University, a coauthor of ‘Immersive Media and Books 2020: Consumer Behavior and Experience with Multiple Media Forms.’ …

‘This is book engagement, not necessarily buying,’ Dr. Noorda emphasizes to me, and that’s an important distinction. Still one can only view the report as powerful ammunition for diversity advocates and those eager for publishers to look beyond elite audiences. …

For more information and survey results, read the blog post.



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