Efforts to track diversity in journalism are lagging

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after George Floyd’s killing focused attention on efforts to diversify newsrooms, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive.The News Leaders Association, a journalism trade group, extended the deadline for responses to its survey about employment practices at news organizations for two months, after expressing disappointment…

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Biden administration hosts Israel and UAE in move to build on Abraham accords

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is attempting to build on landmark accords that normalized relations between Israel and a handful of Arab or Muslim nations, but without leaving out the Palestinians, whose cause for statehood seems more distant than ever.Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday hosted talks in Washington with his counterparts from Israel and…

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