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Rise of Minority Affairs reporting in the United States


Cross, June Barrow-Murray, Barbara Moore, Melvin White, Conrad Fletcher, Leah Sampedro, Eric Chu, Justina Yang, Eileen Valdes, Mario Hart, Tanya


In this clip Sarah Ann Shaw discusses the upswing in the number of Black reporters, hired as a reaction to the civil unrest in the United States in minority communities, with Mel Miller and Ron Hutson. Overall, the program is the first of two focusing on African American media and its function in the community. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Ron Hutson (head of the Urban 'Team' at the Boston Globe), Mel Miller (publisher of the Bay State Banner), and Sarah-Ann Shaw (reporter for WBZ News and host of the television program Mzizi Roots) about the definition of news, if there is a difference between white news and Black news and how they are covered, if the white media's "commitment" to objectivity affects the coverage of African American news stories, if white reporters and Black reporters bring back different news stories, and the resources needed to cover African American community issues. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.
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