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.
About half of Black Americans (48%) say it is extremely or very important for journalists to advocate for Black people when covering them in the news. https://t.co/UyS1gPZ6UD pic.twitter.com/SOv4nGg50l
— Pew Research Journalism (@pewjournalism) October 11, 2023