Reporting Inequality

Reporting Inequality : Tools and Methods for Covering Race and Ethnicity

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Under increasingly intense newsroom demands, reporters often find it difficult to cover the complexity of topics that deal with racial and social inequality. This book makes covering inequity manageable by: showing how racially disparate outcomes in health, education, wealth/income, housing, and the criminal justice system are often the result of inequity in opportunity; providing theoretical frameworks for understanding the roots of racial inequity; offering tools to help journalists accurately portray the structural roots of racial inequity; and showcasing best practices and examples of model reporting on disparate outcomes, which will enhance community-based more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black & white halftones
  • 113884988X
  • 9781138849884

About Venise Wagner

Venise Wagner is an associate professor of journalism and chair of the Journalism Department at San Francisco State University. Sally Lehrman is Professor of Science and Justice at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Senior Fellow on Journalism Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Lehrman is author of News in a New America, a fresh take on diversity in coverage and staffing, and served for a decade as national diversity chair for the Society of Professional more

Table of contents

Introduction I. A New Framework for Covering Race 1. The Individual in Context 2. Structural and Systemic Racism 3. Social Psychology of Race and Racism 4. The Colorblind Conundrum II. How Opportunity Works 5. Accumulation and Disaccumulation of Opportunity 6. Reporting the Story Upstream 7. The Opportunity Index 8. Case Studies: Health, Education, Wealth/Income, Housing, Second Chances III. Best Practices 9. Interviewing Across Difference 10. Avoiding Stereotypes and Stigma 11. Using Fault Lines in Reporting 12. Building Rapport with Isolated Communities 13. Conclusion Online Resourcesshow more