A new study is reporting - to the surprise of no one - that sportswriters are almost exclusively white and exclusively male. The report, done by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, shows that "in 2008, 94% of the sports editors; 89% of the assistant sports editors; 88% of our columnists; 87% of our reporters; and 89% of our copy editors/designers are white, and those same positions are 94%, 90%, 94%, 91%, and 84% male." According to Editor & Publisher, there has been an increase in the percentage of black sports columnists since 2006, to just over 10% from 7.4%. [Editor & Publisher via Romenesko]

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