“How well does the Media cover Race?”



How Well Does the Media Cover Race? [Report]

@grid-feature1, Report, Racism, Race, Media

by Dominique Apollon, Wednesday, January 22 2014, 11:23 AM EST

If you’re a regular visitor to this site, chances are you feel that mainstream media typically do a poor job covering the depth and complexities of contemporary racism in the United States. You’ve probably noticed how media focus on whether or not Paula Deen or some other celebrity or public figure is intentionally racist, rather than on the institutional and structural root causes of the racial disparities that continue plague our society.

Well, as Jay Smooth tells you in attached video, you can quantify that intuition with a new report, “Moving the Race Conversation Forward.” The report comes from the researchers at Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, who analyzed nearly 1,200 newspaper articles and transcripts from cable TV outlets from 2013, and found…

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