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Columbia Journalism Review’s Race Issue

The November 2019 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review has several articles of interest: “Missing the Story” by Jelani Cobb, about what is often lost when white journalists write stories that deal with race, “Newsrooms have failed spectacularly at achieving…

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A Dangerous Distortion of our Families: Representations of Families, by Race, in News and Opinion Media

Dr. Travis L. Dixon, Professor of Communication and the Communication Alumni Professorial Scholar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of a report for the Color of Change, the national civil rights organization.  “The study analyzed relevant stories published…

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On Social Media, As In Life, White People Are Way Less Likely To Talk About Race

Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch reports on “New data from the Pew Research Center [that] strongly suggests that . . . white people really are much less likely to talk about racial issues on social media.”  He quotes Monica…

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The New York Times has created a newsroom-wide team for covering race.

“Rather than covering race all at once or assigning a single reporter to the topic, The New York Times has created a team of journalists in different departments throughout the newsroom who conceive and develop stories related to the subject,”…

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