A diverse newsroom is critical to telling South Texas stories. Here’s a look at our staff.

For the Corpus Christi Caller-Times to succeed, we must have an inclusive and diverse workplace where our journalists are valued and feel empowered.

We must build and sustain a newsroom that is reflective of the diversity in the communities we serve. As part of our commitment to an inclusive culture, we will begin annually publishing the makeup of our newsroom staff. That same commitment is being carried out across the USA TODAY Network, which is made up of more than 260 local publications and USA TODAY.

This information, a snapshot as of July 31, 2020, includes the gender and racial makeup of our news workforce and our coverage area, as well as for managers within our newsroom.

Letter from the editor: On the record about the Caller-Times newsroom’s diversity pledge.

A diverse and inclusive workforce helps us better connect and serve you, our readers and our community partners.

Race and gender makeup of the Caller-Times newsroom and the community

Editor’s note: The American Community Survey asks two separate questions, one for Hispanic origin and one for race, allowing individuals to self-select from multiple options.

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However, to compare with internal Gannett employee information that asks individuals to mark only one option, we used the following categories: Hispanic or Latino (for ACS, regardless of any other race selected), White (not Hispanic or Latino), Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino), Asian (not Hispanic or Latino), American Indian or Alaska Native (not Hispanic or Latino), Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino), or two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino).

Gannett also allows an individual to not disclose their race or ethnicity.

The Caller-Times is dedicated to providing local news coverage that includes watchdog journalism, reporting on issues that affect our communities and showcasing acts of human kindness. Please consider a digital subscription to the Caller-Times so we can continue doing this important work.

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