Tronc, the parent of the newspaper, "has underpaid women and journalists of color by thousands of dollars a year at The Los Angeles Times, suggesting systemic salary gaps by race and gender, according to an analysis of newsroom salary data by the L.A. Times Guild," the NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America noted in April.
The analysis revealed that women and people of color who are among the unionized journalists at The Times earn less than white men. The average reporter's salary is about $95,000 and $87,564 for women. Men's average salary was $101,898, while people of color averaged $85,622 and white reporters made an average of $100,398.
"Those gaps can partly be explained by the fact that many of our most senior, best-paid journalists are white men," the analysis finds. "But a detailed analysis conducted by the L.A. Times Guild also found scores of individual women and journalists of color who, on average, make thousands of dollars less than white and male co-workers of similar ages and job titles."