“Race & The Media” Topic On-Hand at Press Club

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By Christine 

From clarence page

Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, CNN’s Leslie Sanchez and WaPo’s Amar Bakshi were on hand at the National Press Club last week to discuss “Race & the Media.” The panel was moderated by Ed Gordon and hosted by the Loop 21 and UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.

Results from a recent survey of journalists of color conducted by Loop 21 and UNITY were also released at this event. From the release, 92% believed mainstream media was still not effectively covering race relations, and 45% of that majority attributed the cause to a lack of diversity in newsrooms. The majority of these respondents also said MSM did a “fair to poor” job covering “issues of interest to people of color during the 2008 presidential campaign.”

Complete survey results can be found here.