The Heat: Do minorities lack trust in American media?

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Nearly two-thirds of Black Americans say news coverage of Black people is more negative than it is for other ethnicities, according to the Pew Research Center. 

In a study conducted earlier this year, a majority of nearly 5,000 Black people surveyed were critical of the media in the United States. Factors such as outlets pushing their own agendas, journalists not being well-informed, the speed of news distribution and lack of diversity and racism within newsrooms were cited in the report released last month. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Rafael Bernal is a Staff writer at “The Hill”.
  • Clarence Lusane is a Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Howard University.
  • Brandon Brice is a Columnist, Media Personality and Conservative Talk Show Host of “The Brice Is Right”.
  • Imani Cheers serves as the Interim Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at George Washington University and is an Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs.