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Coverage Of Kim Godwin’s Exit From ABC News Feels Like Negative Framing

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2024
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Kim Godwin, the first Black woman to lead a major broadcast news network, has exited ABC News. She had been in the post since May 2021. As I read coverage on her departure, I noticed the language felt familiar in terms of how high-profile Black women are covered in the news. Some coverage of Black women casts Black women in a negative light where they are either portrayed as ineffective, unable to keep up, angry or overly sexual. Godwin has been portrayed as ineffective. While there were always questions about...

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