Many web surfers rely on for-profit search engines and web directories like Yahoo to guide them to news items of interest. When FAIR scrutinized Yahoo!'s daily journalism site, however, it found a serious lack of diversity. Of 21 columnists in the Yahoo! News Op/Ed section, 62 percent are conservatives, 14 percent are centrists, and 24 percent are progressives. 67 percent are male, 90 percent are white, and not one progressive person of color is a contributor. Additionally, five of the seven female columnists are conservatives.
Diversity Gap in Online Journalism