Boston Globe Sports Desk Gets More Colorful

The team at the Globe is one of the most diverse in the business.

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Found this over on Richard Prince's Journal-Isms column. The Boston Globe's sports desk has shown a commitment to diversity through hiring and not lip service

"So today I am very proud of being in one [of] the most diverse sports departments in the nation," Gregory Lee Jr., the Globe's senior assistant sports editor, told colleagues in the Sports Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Young was hired to partner with another black woman, Monique Walker, on the beat. Online columnist Chris Gasper, another black journalist, also reports heavily on the Patriots.

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Lee wrote to his colleagues, "Since I have been here in Nov. 2004 we have hired:

"Jerome Solomon (now at Houston Chronicle), Monique Walker, Fluto Shinzawa (Asian), Marc Spears (now at Yahoo), Julian Benbow (who started as summer intern, who was recently promoted to Celtics beat reporter), Gary Washburn. Chris Gasper was given the opportunity to grow from high schools reporter to now online columnist. We also hired as an intern SJI alum Baxter Holmes (A native american who was recently given a promotion at the LA Times from . . . its Metpro program) and this summer we will have Nate Taylor (SJI alum) to intern with us this summer," referring to the Sports Journalism Institute, a nine-week training and internship program.

Not too shabby.

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