EPISODE 12: BLACK VOICES: THE STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD
In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and subsequent protests, journalists are having their own reckoning on how their newsrooms have upheld systemic racism. Some major outlets have announced new teams devoted to covering race and systemic oppression. But what does research show about the experiences of Black Americans with the news? And what stories have been missed in recent years, and need to be told on a broader scale? The conversation will begin with the latest research from Pew Research Center and Gallup on Black Americans’ views of, and experiences with, the media, and will be followed by a discussion among journalists on which stories news organizations should be focusing on today.
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- Pew Research Center:
- Pew Research Center data related to news interest and habits can be found in the American News Pathways data tool.
- Knight Foundation Research: In U.S., views of diversity in news vary by party id, race
- For more on the Chicago Independent Media Alliance, read this article, mentioned by Karen Hawkins.
- To learn more about the 2020 American Views survey, done by Gallup and the Knight Foundation, that Priscilla Standridge spoke on, visit this link.
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