Media Coverage of Racial Issues

A panel discussion was held on the differences in news coverage between non-traditional media and traditional media as blogs, Web aggregators, and talk… read more

A panel discussion was held on the differences in news coverage between non-traditional media and traditional media as blogs, Web aggregators, and talk radio challenge television and newspapers as primary sources of information. Topics included the lack of journalistic standards for accuracy and balance and how minor or obscure events become world-wide sensations. Examples discussed included the comments of the Reverends Jeremiah Wright and Jesse Jackson and the prosecution of six black teenagers in Jena, Louisiana. Michele Norris moderated.

Jeremiah Wright and Jena: Who Covered It and Who Got It Right?” was a program of the 2008 convention of UNITY: Journalists of Color, held in McCormick Place in Chicago. close