Incredible to see Alexandra Ocasio Cortez being called a “media scold” and Trump-like for simply pointing out a lack of black representation at a major news outlet.
Just shows that so many are more invested in preserving the status quo than including black voices in media.
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) January 13, 2019
Pew Research – November 2018 – Newsroom Employees Are Less Diverse Than U.S. Workers Overall https://t.co/f8IAKlfZQM
— I See Karma 1619 – 2019 🖤 (@see_karma) January 13, 2019
For @farai's report racial and gender diversity in U.S. newsrooms, none of the TV news networks, including CBS News, were willing to provide statistics. Alt-text: graphs on racial/gender of 2016 political reporting teams by newsroom, and of all editorial staff (when available). pic.twitter.com/ELkyx8AlHf
— Eileen Clancy (@clancynewyork) January 13, 2019
Seeing conversation abt diversity in political reporting
Remember the problem is structural. Outlets must be better and finding/developing black talent, but industry must rethink rules that have long catered to white and wealthy: unpaid internship track, "objectivity," etc
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) January 13, 2019
So this is how y’all plan on covering a democratic primary that in large part will be determined by black women, comes through S.C., and has the most AA candidates running for POTUS in history?
Someone signed off on this. Smh. Diversity matters. https://t.co/ahEoKCEYTx
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) January 13, 2019
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) January 13, 2019
Important read from @joannelipman, and something I think about a lot. –>
— Michelle Ye Hee Lee (@myhlee) January 11, 2019
Convinced that every time some journalist tweets/writes a bad take on race, gender or some other diversity topic that draws significant criticism, their DMs are filled with praise from like-minded people. And that significantly shapes how seriously they process the criticism. 😕
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) January 13, 2019
Dear @CBSNews, I am encouraged by the diversity you DID include. But when it comes time to discuss the inevitable role that race and racism will play in the election, who will you turn to for a perspective with nuanced & personal understanding of the African American experience? https://t.co/yqViF535oY
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 13, 2019
You know who doesn’t care about diversity in press corps? People who never have to worry they won’t be reflected, heard or valued.
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) January 13, 2019