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Day 8 of Black Voices Amplified


Wesley Lowery speaks to the intrinsic link between America’s mainstream press‘ lack of coverage of black communities, with their failure to “employ, retain, and listen to black people.”

"As protesters are taking to the streets of American cities to denounce racism and the unabated police killings of black people across the country, the journalism industry has seemingly reached a breaking point of its own: Black journalists are publicly airing years of accumulated grievances, demanding an overdue reckoning for a profession whose mainstream repeatedly brushes off their concerns; in many newsrooms, writers and editors are now also openly pushing for a paradigm shift in how our outlets define their operations and ideals."

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