Layoffs and budget cutbacks have hit many media outlets hard. But given the historic election of Sen. Barack Obama, should the same news organizations being buffeted by the economy also ensure that their political reporting staffs are diverse?
Plus, how will the press corps' diversity affect coverage of an Obama administration?
For insight, Farai Chideya speaks with White House reporter Michael Fletcher of the Washington Post and Richard Prince of the Maynard Institute.
Prince writes Journal-isms, a column about diversity issues in the news business.