July 11, 2022- The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that 199 media outlets have committed to participating in the 2022 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey, a landmark annual snapshot of the country’s media demographics.

The survey measures the race and gender of journalists working in newsrooms nationwide. Last year, the CAJ collected data on 3,873 journalists working at 209 media outlets. So far this year, 143 media outlets have completed the survey ahead of the Friday, July 29 deadline, and another 56 news organizations have committed to providing data on the composition of their newsrooms.

“Media outlets nationwide are stepping up and releasing data on important questions like how many women and non-binary people they employ, and how many Black and Indigenous journalists are in their ranks,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “We hope that other newsrooms will understand the important role this survey plays in making Canadian media a more equitable space and be inspired to participate in this critical project.”

The 2021 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey found a distinct lack of diversity in Canadian newsrooms. White journalists tended to hold more senior and stable jobs, with white journalists holding 81.9 per cent of supervisor roles and 79.6 per cent of top three leadership positions. Approximately 90 per cent of outlets that participated had no Latin, Middle Eastern or Mixed Race journalists on staff. About 80 per cent had no Black or Indigenous journalists.

The 2022 data will be compared with the 2021 data to show how the Canadian media workforce is evolving in the wake of widespread industry commitments for change.

A full list of media outlets that have completed the survey can be found below. The CAJ wishes to particularly thank executives at Torstar, SaltWire and Overstory Media Group who have most recently committed to filling out the 2022 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey for all of their newsrooms.

The chain-wide commitments are particularly helpful for the CAJ as a volunteer-driven nonprofit. Since March, over 100 CAJ volunteers have contacted editors-in-chief at newsrooms nationwide to ask them to fill out the survey. Getting a commitment for a whole chain allows CAJ volunteers to focus their efforts on other newsrooms with the hopes of getting even more media outlets to fill out the survey this year than last year. Torstar, SaltWire and Overstory, for example, collectively own 89 publications.

A full list of all participating outlets thus far can be found below.

“We appreciate this is not an easy exercise for newsroom leaders,” said Jolly. “But it is a critical endeavour that speaks not only to the critical importance of transparency but also presents a distinct opportunity to critically reflect on the progress we are making across our industry – both for now and for the future.”

More information about this year’s survey can be found: caj.ca/diversitysurvey. Interactive visualizations showing last year’s results can be found here: caj.ca/diversitysurveyresults.

If you are looking for an editable copy of the survey, or would like to add your outlet’s commitment to completing the survey, please contact CAJ Diversity Survey Officer Hannah Bing at survey@caj.ca. If you have any other questions please contact CAJ president Brent Jolly at brent@caj.ca or 289-387-3179.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with over 1200 members across Canada. The CAJ’s primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

Outlets that have completed the survey (in alphabetical order):

  1. 100 Mile Free Press
  2. Alaska Highway News
  3. Almaguin News
  4. Ancaster News
  5. APTN
  6. Atikokan Progress
  7. Aurora Banner
  8. Barriere Star Journal
  9. BlogTO
  10. Brampton Guardian
  11. Burnaby Beacon
  12. Burns Lake Lakes District News
  13. Cabin Radio
  14. Caledon Enterprise
  15. Caledonia Courier
  16. Calgary Citizen
  17. Cambridge Times
  18. Canadaland
  19. Cape Breton Post
  20. Capital Daily
  21. Castanet Media
  22. Chatelaine
  23. Chilliwack Progress
  24. Claresholm Local Press
  25. Clearwater Times
  26. Dawson Creek Mirror
  27. DBC Communications
  28. Dundas Star News
  29. East Gwillimbury News
  30. En beauce
  31. Etobicoke Guardian
  32. Erin Advocate
  33. Fort Frances Times
  34. Fraser Valley Current
  35. Georgina Advocate
  36. Glanbrook Gazette
  37. Goldstream News Gazette
  38. Guelph Mercury Tribune
  39. Haliburton County Echo
  40. Hamilton Community News
  41. Huntsville Forester
  42. Ici Musique Charlottetown,
  43. Ici Musique Halifax, 91.5 FM
  44. Ici Musique Matane, 107.5 FM
  45. Ici Musique Rouyn, 90.7 FM
  46. Ici Radio-Canada Première Nord de l’Ontario, Sudbury
  47. Ici Radio-Canada Première – Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Charlottetown
  48. Ici Radio-Canada Première, Windsor
  49. Inside Halton
  50. Inside Logistics
  51. Investigative Journalism Foundation
  52. Journal des voisins
  53. Journal Le Voyageur
  54. L’Acadie Nouvelle
  55. L’Aurore boréale
  56. L’Oeil Régional
  57. La Coopértive de Solidarite
  58. La Tribune
  59. La Voix de l’Est
  60. Lakes District News
  61. Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe
  62. Le Droit
  63. Le Franco
  64. Le Quotidien
  65. Le Reflet Témiscamien
  66. Le Moniteur Acadien
  67. Les 2 Rives
  68. Les Affaires
  69. Maisonneuve
  70. Metroland Media: Flamborough Review
  71. Metroland Media – Ottawa Valley
  72. Metroland Media – Simcoe County
  73. Metroland Media – York Region Media Group
  74. Mississauga News
  75. Monquartier
  76. Montreal Gazette
  77. Mountain News
  78. Nelson Star
  79. Niagara This Week
  80. North York Mirror
  81. NOW Magazine
  82. Oak Bay News
  83. Oakville Banner
  84. Orangeville Banner
  85. Parry Sound North Star
  86. Peninsula News Review
  87. Peterborough Examiner
  88. Policy Options
  89. Politics Today
  90. Prince George Citizen
  91. Quebec Science
  92. Radio-Canada: Edmonton
  93. Radio-Canada: Moncton
  94. Radio-Canada: Montreal
  95. Radio-Canada: Ottawa
  96. Radio-Canada: Quebec-City
  97. Radio-Canada: Regina
  98. Radio-Canada: Rimouski
  99. Radio Canada: Sept-Iles 98.1 FM
  100. Radio-Canada: Sherbrooke
  101. Radio-Canada: Toronto
  102. Radio-Canada: Trois-Rivières
  103. Radio-Canada: Vancouver
  104. Radio-Canada: Winnipeg
  105. Revelstoke Review
  106. Rocky Mountain Outlook
  107. Saanich News
  108. Sault This Week
  109. Scarborough Mirror
  110. Spheres of Influence
  111. St. John’s Telegram
  112. Stoney Creek News
  113. Stouffville News
  114. Swan Valley Star and Times
  115. The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal
  116. The Calgary Citizen
  117. The Carillon
  118. The Coast
  119. The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
  120. The Equity
  121. The Glengarry News
  122. The Globe and Mail
  123. The Guardian
  124. The Hamilton Spectator
  125. The Hill Times
  126. The IFP
  127. The Local
  128. The Logic
  129. The Narwhal
  130. The Record
  131. The Resolve
  132. The Sachem
  133. The Sherbrooke Record
  134. The Tyee
  135. The Uxbridge Cosmos
  136. Two Row Times
  137. Vanderhoof Omineca Press
  138. Vaughan Citizen
  139. Victoria News
  140. Waterloo Chronicle
  141. Waterloo Region Record
  142. Winnipeg Free Press
  143. Yorkton This Week

Outlets that have committed to complete the survey (in alphabetical order):

  1. Acadie Nouvelle
  2. Agence France-Presse
  3. Annapolis Valley Register
  4. Arnprior Chronicle Guide
  5. Avenues
  6. Bonnyville Nouvelle
  7. Bracebridge Examiner
  8. Burlington Gazette
  9. Canada’s National Observer
  10. Canadian Press
  11. CBC
  12. Cowichan Valley Citizen
  13. Fort Frances Daily Bulletin
  14. Gravenhurst Banner
  15. Haida Gwaii Observer
  16. Le Soleil
  17. Midland Today
  18. My True North Now 100.1
  19. Narcity
  20. Niagara Falls Review
  21. North Island Gazette
  22. Northern Sentinel
  23. Nunavoix
  24. Postmedia Network
  25. Parry Sound North Star
  26. Queen’s Park Today
  27. Rabble
  28. Richmond News
  29. Ricochet
  30. St. Paul Journal
  31. South Shore Breaker
  32. Stuart Nechako Advertiser
  33. Tb Watch News
  34. The Agassiz-Harrison Observer
  35. The Bedford Wire
  36. The Clayton Park Wire
  37. The Cobequid Wire
  38. The Coastal Wire
  39. The Colchester Wire
  40. The Cumberland Wire
  41. The Dartmouth Wire
  42. The Halifax Wire
  43. The Independent
  44. The Interior News
  45. The Lake Cowichan Gazette
  46. The Muskokan
  47. The Northern View
  48. The Southwest Wire
  49. The Thorold News
  50. The Valley Wire
  51. The Walrus
  52. The Welland Tribune
  53. The West Coast Wire
  54. Toronto Star
  55. Truro Daily News
  56. TVO

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