At police lines, not all journalists are created equal

Posted on AllSides September 29th, 2021
From The Center
(Courtesy: Rodrigo Magaña)

For a lot of journalism’s history, BIPOC experiences have been told through a white lens. Even when photojournalists and writers have come from diverse backgrounds, few decisions in the newsroom have been directed by someone BIPOC.

On one of the first days of Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Los Angeles, where we live, KTLA’s headline read, “Protestors block 101 Freeway, smash patrol car window in downtown L.A. during protest over George Floyd’s death.”

MPR News, a news organization based where Floyd lived, had the headline “‘Unbelievable devastation’: 1 dead as Floyd protests boil...

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