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Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media

Vol. 2, 01 March 2023


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Is This a Story That Needs to Be Racialized? Difference in Coverage Assignments and its Influences

Xinzhu Liu * 1
1 UCLA Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles Portola Plaza, Los Angeles County, USA

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 2, 16-20
Published 01 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Xinzhu Liu. Is This a Story That Needs to Be Racialized? Difference in Coverage Assignments and its Influences. LNEP (2023) Vol. 2: 16-20. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/2/2022297.

Abstract

Increasing awareness of lack of diversity in newsroom has been widely seen at American news media. However, studies showed that recruiting minority journalists does not guarantee diverse voices or better working environment for minorities, due to administrative decisions, including assignment of topics based on a journalist’s race. In this study, the author reviews interviews with minority journalists in searching for effects of the influence of such practice, and finds that difference in topic assigning based on their races in the newsroom hinders minority journalists’ performance and perpetuates racial bias in readers.

Keywords

news coverage., Journalism, race, diversity, racial minority

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Philosophical Inquiries (ICEIPI 2022), Part I
ISBN (Print)
978-1-915371-07-2
ISBN (Online)
978-1-915371-08-9
Published Date
01 March 2023
Series
Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media
ISSN (Print)
2753-7048
ISSN (Online)
2753-7056
DOI
10.54254/2753-7048/2/2022297
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
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