It’s time for Indigenous issues to get long-overdue mainstream coverage

Posted on AllSides December 24th, 2020
From The Center
OPINION

If 2020 leaves us with any lesson, it’s that the narrative cannot be driven from a white male perspective. Every single journalist, each of our sources and the members of our audience embody numerous traits. Our continued reliance on shortcuts fails to account for the full lives of people we should be covering accurately and humanely.

And one area where U.S. journalism falls short time and again is covering Indigenous issues. It’s no surprise. Less than 1% of journalists are Native American, according to surveys by the News Leaders Association...

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