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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

REPORTING BY RACE: CBS News has finished training its first two participants for its "journalists-of-color training program." Do we need any additional evidence of what's wrong with race-based hiring? No matter how talented these minority reporters and producers may be — and let's assume they're at the top of their game — does anyone doubt that they'll be pegged by their media colleagues as racial hires for the rest of their careers? "Hey, don't look now — here comes our official [fill in the demographic group here] guy...